Pet Microchipping in Greenland
Imagine if your four-legged friend went missing, and her ID tag fell off in the process. Would she have another way of being returned to you? It’s a scary thought, one that has led more and more pet owners to choose microchipping, the permanent form of pet identification. We’re pleased to offer pet microchipping in Greenland and to be contributors to the pet recovery process. As pet owners ourselves, we want nothing more than for your four-legged friend to be safe at all times. A microchip can greatly increase the chances of a lost pet being reunited with its family, which is why we recommend it to all of our clients.
What Is a Microchip?
A microchip is a tiny device (about the size and shape of a grain of rice) that’s encoded with a unique identification number and safely injected beneath the surface of the skin. Each ID number is assigned to a pet owner and contains the owner’s contact information. This information can be retrieved when the microchip is scanned. Most animal hospitals in the U.S. are equipped with a microchip scanner, so regardless of where in the country a pet goes missing, chances are great that that pet can be scanned for a microchip. It’s important to keep in mind that scanning is the only way that a microchip can link a pet back to its owner.
Does Microchipping Really Work?
It certainly does! Studies show that a microchip can more than double the chances of lost pets being returned to their owners. According to the Journal of American Veterinary Medicine, a 2009 study showed that dogs without microchips were returned to their owners 21.9% of the time while microchipped dogs were returned 52.2% of the time. Cats without microchips were reunited only 1.8% of the time while cats WITH microchips were returned 38.5% of the time. The statistics speak for themselves.
If you have any questions about pet microchipping or would like to schedule an appointment to give your pet some extra protection and give yourself some peace of mind, call us. We’re here to help.