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Pet Microchipping

A microchip is a very small object that stores specific identifying data about a pet roughly the size of a grain of rice.

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Pet Microchipping in Castro Valley, CA

Over 10 million pets are reported missing each year, and one in three pets may go missing at some point in their lives, according to PetFinder. Any veterinarian or animal shelter can use a specialized microchip scanner to identify your pet’s microchip and contact you as soon as possible in the event that it goes missing and is found. According to one study, pets with microchips were recovered 52% more frequently than pets without them, who did so only 22% of the time. Make careful to notify the microchip manufacturer if you relocate or alter your contact information at any time so they can promptly update their records.