Hales Corners Veterinary Clinic wants to encourage you to consider microchipping your pet, even if they live entirely indoors–because even indoor pets can escape and become lost. Unlike collars and tags, microchips can’t fall off and they serve as permanent identification for a pet’s entire life. Microchips are also rated for 25 years, meaning they never need to be removed or recharged during your pet’s lifetime.
Microchipping a pet is simple, relatively painless and very affordable. When a lost pet becomes found and scanned, this reveals a 15-digit number which can trace your pet back to you, their owner. It is important to remember though that a microchip is only useful if your contact information is updated.
Hales Corners Veterinary Clinic believes microchipping is the safest, most effective method of pet recovery available, helping reunite more than 15,000 lost pets to their owners every month. To get your pet “chipped,” request an appointment online or call us at 414-425-2339.