It’s Microchip Your Pet Month
It’s Microchip Your Pet Month
One in three pets will go missing at some point, so it’s better to prepare for the worst instead of finding one day that your pet has slipped off without your notice. Microchipping your dog or cat gives them the best chance of coming back home after an unplanned amount of time away.
The microchip brand we use at Crossroads Animal Hospital is called HomeAgain, and it acts as your pet’s permanent ID that’s used to contact you should your pet be found elsewhere. To display how beautifully beneficial these microchips have proven to be, we’ve pulled a couple personal testimonies from the HomeAgain website. These are remarkable stories that would not have been resolved without the advanced technology of the HomeAgain microchip:
- “Last night my girlfriend was taking my dog for a walk and my dog was scared by a car driving by. Unfortunately, she started to run and my girlfriend attempted to catch her but couldn’t keep up. We have a retractable leash so it was bouncing on the ground behind her and scaring her even more. I got home from work and we looked and looked and after about 4 hours, we had no luck. I was so demoralized and nervous for my dog’s well-being. Well, this morning Animal Rescue picked my dog up and they scanned the microchip. After scanning it, they contacted HomeAgain. I was notified by HomeAgain and Animal Rescue that they had my dog. I was extremely relieved and grateful. If it wasn’t for HomeAgain, I would still be looking and hoping she showed up. Thank you, HomeAgain” (source)
- “In May 17, 2018, Molly jumped out of our truck at a gas station and was lost to us. We posted signs, we informed the vet, listed her lost on HomeAgain, and went to the Humane Society weekly for months. We eventually decided we would never see her again. Sad and depressed, we decided to get another Shih Tzu and move on. Happily, on April 8, 2019, we received a call from the local animal control that our dog had been found some 25 miles away. She was fat, flea bitten and filthy, but home! We are so glad that we had her microchipped. It’s the only way we were able to find her again.” (source)
With all the technological improvements these days, why not let your cat or dog in on the fun? In fact, another useful feature of the HomeAgain microchip is actually the ability to interact with and gain access to microchip-enabled smart products such as pet feeders and doors that only react to your pet. Simplify your own life and decrease the stresses and worries that could come about naturally by taking part in Microchip Your Pet Month! Call us today at (540) 832-1751 to learn more about the HomeAgain microchip, its installation and uses.
With May being Microchip Your Pet Month, what better product to highlight than the HomeAgain microchip? The microchip this brand uses is a computer around the size of a grain of rice that is hidden under your pet’s skin, where it will remain permanently readable and unremovable. If your pet gets lost with a microchip already inside them, HomeAgain will send alerts to pet-related facilities within 25 miles of where your pet was lost and have your pet identified by a microchip scanner at any of those locations.
It’s a sad statistic that 90% of lost pets won’t come home if they don’t have an embedded ID, but your pet will never have to join the majority if you equip them with the advancements available to us. Still have questions about HomeAgain, or want to protect your beloved pet more? Give us a call or schedule an appointment online today!