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A veterinarian explains why Micro Chips are really important.

If an animal gets lost and their collar falls off, you’ve lost all your ability to identify them.

It is also really important to register your name with the company that has the micro-chip information. So, unfortunately, Here at Cherokee Animal Hospital, we have a very common situation where an animal’s been chipped, but the owners never registered their name to that chip. Watch the Cherokee Animal Hospital video to learn more about microchips.

Recently we had a chocolate Spaniel found and dropped off by the Marshall. We scanned the microchip; the number was originally from Nebraska, but there was no owner’s information. This information is needed in order to reunite them with their pet. So the pet was never reunited with her family.

The Micro Chip takes five minutes or less to implant, and your pet has no pain.  A Micro Chip is not very expensive. When the procedure is complete, don’t forget to register your information with the company for the MicroChip to be effective at reuniting you with your pet if it should be lost.

Contact your vet for a microchip insert today.