By: Sunset Animal Clinic  11/22/2011
Keywords: Pet

Every two seconds a family pet is lost. Shelters are already overcrowded so lost pets can only be kept a short period of time. Shelters do their very best to locate owners, but if your pet has no form if identification, there’s not much they can do. More pets die because their owners didn’t identify them than from all infectious diseases combined.

Tragically, most never make it back home because their owners didn’t identify them. With a microchip, your pet can’t leave home without his identification. Everywhere your pet goes, the microchip is there. Real protection that can’t fade, fall off or be removed.

A tiny microchip that contains a personal, one-of-a-kind identification number distinguishes your pet as a special member of your family. The microchip is so tiny that it fits through a hypodermic needle. When the shelter finds the chip number, they call the 24 hour hotline. After a quick search of the database, you, your veterinarian, or alternate contact is contacted and your pet comes home to you. Scanners are provided free of charge to any shelter that requests one. PETtrac is the global recovery network that has saved thousands of pets. Its sophisticated computerized database maintains the information you provide to recover your pet. This information will always be available because the database is backed by Veterinary Medical Associations across the United States. By enrolling and getting your pet micro chipped, you provide your pet with the most comprehensive and sophisticated safety-net of protection available.

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General Pet Care

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