One of the worst feelings to experience as a pet owner is a realization that your pet has gone missing. Only 17% of dogs and 2% of cats make it back to their owners—which can make it feel like you’ll never see your pet again if they get lost.
Sea Girt Animal Hospital wants to encourage you to consider microchipping your pet, even if they live entirely indoors–because even indoor pets can escape and become lost. Unlike collars and tags, microchips can’t fall off and they serve as permanent identification for a pet’s entire life. Microchips are also rated for 25 years, meaning they never need to be removed or recharged during your pet’s lifetime.
Microchipping both dogs and cats is simple, relatively painless and very affordable. Once implanted, authorities only need to scan the chip to locate your information. But remember: a microchip is only useful if your contact information is updated.
At Sea Girt Animal Hospital, we only use ISO Certified microchips. ISO refers to the ‘International Standards Organization’.
To be Certified as ISO, the chip must be manufactured as follows:
- Operate at a radio frequency of 134.2 kHz.
- Contain 15 digits, the first three of which are the unique assigned manufacturer ‘code’.
- Examples of our code: 965000000123456, 933000123456789
Book Your Microchipping Appointment
Sea Girt Animal Hospital believes microchipping is the safest, most effective method of pet recovery available, helping reunite more than 15,000 lost pets to their owners every month. Animals go missing everywhere, even in Sea Girt, NJ. To get your pet “chipped”, request an appointment online or call us at (732) 449-9224.
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