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Microchips for Pets

Over 90% of lost pets without identification never return home. Protect yours with a simple, permanent microchip.

Did you know that getting lost is the #1 cause of death for pets? One in three pets goes missing during its lifetime and without identification 90% of pets never return home. So a microchip may be the most important gift you ever give your pet. Microchips provides the peace of mind that you have given your pet the permanent, lifetime identification needed for the best chance to come back home to your family (and just as important – to theirs).

Microchip Information

Some important information you should know about microchips. First, they do not hurt your pet. There is no more discomfort than a vaccination. Also, they do not require surgery, only a simple one-time insertion with a needle and syringe. Furthermore, a microchip is much more reliable than a collar and a tag because there is no chance it will fall off. The microchip is a permanent ID that links your pet to you. Almost every veterinary office can scan a lost pet with an in-house scanner. The veterinary hospital will then contact the pet parents. You would be surprised how many people and their pets are reunited across state lines. Sounds like a federal offense, doesn’t it?

Microchip Registration

When you have a microchip implanted by Mixed Pet, we do all the paperwork for you. You simply need to provide us with contact names and phone numbers. We do the rest. Additionally, there is only a one-time fee of $39.00, which includes your pet’s registration. That’s a great value! It is important to remember that whenever any of your contact information changes, you need to contact the microchip company and update your information through their registry.

HomeAgain® Microchips

There are several microchip companies. Mixed Pet uses HomeAgain microchips. The success stats for the company are impressive. They recover 10,000 lost pets each month and have returned more than 1 million lost pets to their homes. Now that’s something to write home about!

Frequently Asked Questions

A microchip is encoded with a number that the microchip reader can pick up. The registered information is available on the AKC website.

Yes. Over 1 million pets have been returned to their human owners. It is absolutely worth doing.

All veterinarians and animal shelters can scan the microchip.

There are numerous companies that provide microchips for pets.

At any age, as young as six weeks.

Only with a microchip reader.

A microchip is only encoded with a number which cannot be changed. There is a central database for all microchips that is maintained by the AKC.

Most veterinarians typically do not charge to scan for a microchip.

You need to contact the microchip’s original manufacturer to change the information. This information is available through the AKC website. Most veterinarians will provide you with the manufacturer of your microchip and their toll-free number to contact.

The microchip can be registered with any company. All microchips are listed on the AKC microchip website regardless of the type or brand. This site is free and there is no reason to pay a yearly fee to another company.

According to Home Again Microchips, the microchips are good for 20 years.

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