5 Reasons to Microchip Your Pet in New Orleans as Soon as Possible

Pets are treasured members of many families, and losing or having your pet stolen can be a devastating event. Fortunately, microchips provide an easy way for a vet to identify your missing friend. Having your vet microchip your pet should be one of the first things that you do after adopting a new pet.

1. More Effective than a Collar

Collars are a good way to identify and protect your pet, but they can fall off. A microchip, however, will stay in your pet’s body permanently. Even if your pet ends up halfway across the country, any vet will be able to scan the microchip and identify your pet. Microchips are also useful in cases of theft; police will easily be able to identify the true owner of the pet by scanning the microchip

Pets in New Homes May Try to Escape so Microchip Them - Black Cat Leaving Through Kitty Door2. Lifetime of Easy Protection

A microchip will last your pet’s entire life. The microchip does not use a battery that needs replacement; it becomes active when the microchip scanner moves over it. After the microchip is injected, the only required maintenance is keeping your information accurate. If you and your family move to a new address, you can easily update the information online. During your pet’s routine check-ups, you can have your vet check the microchip to make sure that the information is correct and the microchip is easy to find.

3. It’s Affordable

When you adopt a new pet, you have to invest your hard-earned money into food, bedding, toys, vet exams and more. Getting a microchip may seem like a luxury to some pet owners. However, microchips are generally inexpensive. Once the chip is injected into your pet, you won’t need to pay any money on upkeep.

4. It’s easy for everyone, and every animal, to get lost in New Orleans

Anyone who has ever had a tourist friend stay with them in New Orleans knows how easy it is to lose someone. For pets, who lack the ability to communicate, the trouble is doubly so. Even if your pet is where you would consider a safe place, you can never be 100% sure that passerby’s won’t be malicious and let them out for no reason. In a big city like ours and its nearby suburbs, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

5. Immediate Microchips Save Pet’s Lives

Animals often feel frightened when they first come to a new place. When you bring home your new pet, your furry friend may attempt to escape. Despite your best efforts to block exits in your fence or home, your pet may still manage to make it outside. If you have a veterinarian microchip your pet as soon as you adopt, you can reduce the odds of losing your new pet. It’s something our staff at MSAH highly recommends!