Losing a pet can be one of the most heartbreaking experiences an animal lover can go through, but there are steps that can be taken to ensure that your furry friends are never too far from being found again. Microchipping and registering your animals is a safe and reliable way to keep track of your animals wherever they may end up.
Microchips are tiny chips that are inserted under the skin of your pet that can be easily traced back to you if you lose your beloved animal. A code is assigned to the chip, which is then registered to your animal along with your contact details and entered into a secure database to ensure you are reunited with your pet.
It is important to note, however, that microchips can’t work magic and rely upon the pet being found and taken to a place where they can access the details in the chip. Microchips don’t act as a ‘find my iPhone’ for your pet and they cannot be tracked.
Pets can be lost for all kinds of reasons and microchips add a safety net for times when this is unavoidable and can also give you a sense of reassurance that you are accessible if, unfortunately, you do find yourself in that position. However, you can work to prevent this in other ways, such as:
- -Always keeping your pet within your eyesight
- -Keeping pets on leads or the equivalent when in open or public spaces
- -Not allowing your pets to roam free
- -Training animals to follow basic commands such as returning or staying put
- -Not leaving your animals alone for extended periods of time
While these may help the prevention of pet loss or theft, they are not guaranteed, so microchips help to close this gap and provide a way of returning your pet to you even if all else fails.
To update a microchip, get in touch with Petscanner today.