August 15th is Check the Chip Day

posted: by: Charlotte Animal Hospital Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

Microchips will increase the chances that pets will be reunited with their families if they are lost or stolen. However, a microchip will only work if the information linked to the chip is correct.  

Why should you microchip your pet?
  • 1 in 3 pets get lost at least once in their lifetime
  • Over 10 million pets are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year
  • Only about 22% of lost dogs that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52%
Pet microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.

Stop by Charlotte Animal Hospital on August 15th to have your pet’s microchip scanned by one of our staff members to ensure its accuracy.

Don’t have your pet microchipped? Come in for a microchip insertion! SAVE $10 on August 15th only!