To help your pet survive a disaster, it’s suggested having a pet preparedness kit and a?
• Recorded Vaccines
• ID tag
• Permanent microchip
• Personalized collar
Answer: Permanent Microchip
To help your pet survive a disaster, it’s suggested having a pet preparedness kit and a permanent microchip. Here’s why…
The thought of losing a pet sucks. Many pet owners use collars and ID tags to protect their pets but the truth is, it’s just not enough. While they serve a purpose and do help, collars and ID tags can break or fall off, leaving your pet helpless and stranded.
All of this can be prevented with the use of microchips.
What are microchips?
Microchips are implantable computer chips that encode a unique identification number. The microchip is not a tracking device like a GPS. Unlike a GPS that requires a power source, these microchips use RFID technology (Radio-Frequency Identification) to help locate your pet.
The microchip works by receiving a radio signal from a scanner and transmits the encoded chip ID number back to the scanner. Any veterinarian or shelter can scan it and use the information to help little “Fido” get back home.
How Is It Implanted?
The microchip is no bigger than a grain of rice. Using a syringe, it’s placed just beneath the skin. It’s no different than getting your dog vaccinated.
Why You Should Microchip Your Pets
The veterinarian and animal shelter communities support getting your pets a microchip. A study done by Science Daily reported that dogs were 2.5 times more likely to be returned to their owners if microchipped. The study also reported that cats were 20 times more likely be returned home compared to cats that didn’t have microchips.
All in all, the study highly recommends getting your pet a microchip. Losing a pet can be a traumatic event. A microchip will give you a fighting chance of finding and bringing them home.
~Here’s to Your Survival!
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