One of the worst feelings to experience as a pet owner is a realization that your pet has gone missing. Only 17% of dogs and 2% of cats make it back to their owners—which can make it feel like you’ll never see your pet again if they get lost.
Animal Care Group of Lake Oswego wants to encourage you to consider microchipping your dog or cat, even if they live entirely indoors–because even indoor pets can escape and become lost. Unlike collars and tags, microchips can’t fall off and they serve as permanent identification for a pet’s entire life. Microchips are also rated for 25 years, meaning they never need to be removed or recharged during your pet’s lifetime.
Microchipping a pet is simple, relatively painless and very affordable. Once implanted, authorities only need to scan the chip to locate your information. But remember: a microchipped dog or cat is only useful if your contact information is updated.
Animal Care Group of Lake Oswego believes microchipping is the safest, most effective method of pet recovery available, helping reunite more than 15,000 lost microchipped dogs and cats to their owners every month. To get your pet “chipped”, request an appointment online or call us at 503-850-6280.