Pet owners have two major fears that will creep up in their mind from time to time. One involves the death of their beloved pet and the other revolves around crazy scenarios that would see their pet get lost far away from their home. Losing a pet, either literally or in death, are both scenarios pet owners would prefer to not dwell on but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared for any such scenario.
That is especially the case when it comes to lost pets. When you're at home chilling out with your pets there's usually very little worry that they may run away or that you would somehow lose them in your home. However, there are still many situations in and out of your control where your pets may run away and eventually get themselves lost. Either you forgot to close the gate to your pet's door or cage, you left the car window open too much while you were shopping and your pet jumped out, or there was an hole in your fence and your pet managed to squeeze through it and run off seeking adventure or a squirrel.
Those are some ways in which you might possibly be taken away from your pet's side. Luckily there is something that you can do that, while it may not prevent you from losing your pet, it would help you to find your pet in the off chance they run away. That something is called microchipping. If you're unfamiliar with the concept of microchipping then let us explain.
Microchipping is a procedure where a microchip implant is placed under your pet's skin. This microchip uses passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to help locate your pet whenever they go missing. Implanting a microchip in your pet is a fairly routine procedure and involves nothing more than your veterinarian injecting the chip by way of a syringe and there is no anesthetic required. Each microchip comes with a unique ID so that if your pet is ever lost they can be returned to you quickly.
If you're the type of pet owner always fearful of losing your pet and think they may run away from home then microchipping is the way to go. Just schedule an appointment with your veterinarian and get it done as soon as possible.