1. It hurts your pet very little. Getting microchipped is as simple as getting a vaccination. It probably hurts about as much as it does when we give shots.
  2. It’s a simple procedure. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted into a soft area on the back between the shoulders.
  3. It could save your pet’s life. If your pet is lost or stolen, having a microchip could be the key to bringing them back home. If your pet is recovered and gets scanned, you’ll be reunited in no time.
  4. It’s your proof of ownership. If your pet is stolen and ends up getting scanned somewhere, your information will pop up, as long as you’ve registered the chip with the database. It’s a quick way for your stolen pet to be returned to you.
  5. If you have an outdoor pet, it will put your mind at ease. If you allow your pets to roam freely around your property and you worry about someone abducting them, microchipping can give you some peace of mind because it can hopefully be used to identify your pet if someone finds one that fits their description.
  6. It’s a onetime deal. Once the chip is inserted, it’ll stay there and be viable for your pet’s lifetime. So that makes it a onetime fee for the insertion. Although the insertion of the chip is done once, many chip manufacturers have a reasonable annual fee to maintain your information in their database.
  7. A collar and tag will only go so far. A collar or tag can easily fall off or be removed. A microchip isn’t going anywhere.