Did you know that 1 in 3 pets becomes lost at some point during their lives? Of the estimated 10 million dogs or cats reported missing each year, only 17% of dogs and 2% of cats are reunited with their families. While we may not be able to prevent a missing pet, as caretakers we can greatly improve their chances of making it home by ensuring they have proper microchip identification.
The Brunswick Veterinary Clinic team strongly encourages our clients to microchip their pets - even those that are primarily (or entirely) indoor animals. A microchip serves as a permanent identification throughout your pet’s life and, unlike collars and tags, does not fall off. Microchips are the first thing veterinary clinics or animal shelters will look for to identify your pet and locate your contact information. Microchipping is a quick, affordable and relatively painless way to ensure your pet has every chance of making it home to you.