Having your pet micro-chipped gives you peace of mind in knowing IF your pet were to EVER get lost or stolen there is HOPE your pet could be returned home safely.
I am writing this article for pet owners that have questions as to why micro-chipping is so important. I have also provided examples to the importance of micro-chipping and explained how the procedure is done.
ALL pets should be micro-chipped! To many times it's said "My pet NEVER gets out of my sight, so I don't need to worry about my pet ever getting lost or stolen" WRONG!! All it takes is a split second for your pet to be gone!!! even if it's only to potty, your pet should be micro-chipped & registered. Here's why... all dogs & cats chase squirrels and rodents, this is usually how the pet gets lost!! You let your pet out to potty, it sees a squirrel or rodent and takes off! animals don't think about where they are going or how far they are traveling all they care about is catching what ever it is they are chasing, your pet gets lost in the process and in some incidents are over 30 miles away from home. Now think about this... some one finds your lost pet, takes it to the nearest veterinarian to have it scanned for a microchip, there is NO microchip or tags! No one knows who owns this pet! Now it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out where your pet is going to end up? what about you? How would you be feeling right about now? The question is...is it worth the chance?? Now if your lost pet had been micro-chipped & registered, the veterinarian would scan your pet to see if the pet had a microchip, if he/she was he would then look up the microchip number in the data base to find your contact information or call the micro-chip company to get that information. Once they have your information they are able to notify you by phone or address. So you see because you cared enough to have your pet micro-chipped and registered they were able to find out who the pet belonged too, appose to not having your pet micro-chipped because you didn't think your pet would ever get lost!! peace of mind is the key word here.
Now let's say your pet had tags with your name & phone number on them, tags are NOT PERMANENT they can get LOST and can be REMOVED. Microchips ARE PERMANENT! If someone were to take your pet with tags all they would have to do is remove the tags and the pet belongs to them! If the pet is not papered there would be no way you could EVER prove the pet belongs to you!!
I hope this page helped you understand the importance of micro-chipping and registering your pets! ALL veterinarians and shelters have versatile scanners that will scan any type of microchip and they ALL have a list of names & phone numbers of the company's that register the microchips. So it doesn't matter what type of a microchip your pet has or the company you go through to register they all work together. Thank you for caring enough to read this article!!
Micro-chipping is a very simple procedure, the chip is implanted with a needle approx two inches below the neck line just between the shoulder blades and is as simple as receiving a shot. I have micro-chipped several pets and most of them don't even know what's going on. We do come to your home to perform this service, there for we only are able to offer this service to Lansing and it's surrounding areas. We also provide this service to Big Rapid, Evert area and all it's surrounding area's as well. Read below for instructions on how to register your pets microchip and what is included with this service. If interested in having your pet micro-chipped please fill out a contact me form and we will get back with you as soon as possible.
When you receive your puppy he/she will already be micro-chipped! You'll need to register your puppy's microchip number with "HOME AGAIN". The cost is $19.95 for the life of the pet! The first year of registering your pet you will receive help from HOME AGAIN in finding your lost pet, you will receive two sets of photo Id cards and photo key tags per year (see picture below). These cards and tags are NOT sent automatically.... after registering, you'll need to go to manage your pets and put in all your pet's information, up load a photo then go into "order Id cards" to order... that's it!! After your first year of membership your pet will continue his registration with HOME AGAIN since it is for the life of the pet, but to continue receiving the perks like the two photo Id cards and photo key tags per year and the service from home again in helping you find your lost pet, you will have to pay the additional $19.95 per year to continue these services.
You will receive a microchip wallet card, a stylish pink or blue colored paw shaped lost pet recovery Id collar tag & a choice of two styles of dog charms, cats only one style (see pictures below) from me. The pink and blue paw tags will be engraved with your puppy's or pet's microchip number and the Home Again company's phone number (see pictures below). I have also provided a link at the bottom of this page to the "Home Again Microchip Activation Center". This is ware you will need to register your puppy's microchip number.
Click On The Home Again Activation Center Link Below To Register Your Pet...