Both dogs and cats need pet microchips


POSTED: Thursday, January 21, 2010

QUESTION: Is a pet microchip as important as a collar with a tag?

ANSWER: They are both equally important, and cats and dogs should have both. Collars and tags can frequently come off, and a microchip is permanently implanted between a pet's shoulder blades. Each chip contains a unique ID number that can be read by a scanner. If you keep your contact information current with the Humane Society, it can mean a faster reunion if your pet gets lost.


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