The ISPCA is encouraging pet owners to microchip their pets

 

September is National Chipping month and selected veterinary practices are offering to microchip pets at reduced rates, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity.1348014025_microchipping

Your cat or dog’s microchip implant gives your pet the best chance of returning home to you if lost. However, a microchip must be registered with your current contact information in order to identify you as your pet’s parent and contact you.

Stray pets that are picked up by the local dog warden, rescued by the ISPCA or taken to a vet will automatically be scanned for a microchip. Along with an ID tag on the collar, a microchip greatly increases your chances of being reunited with your pet.

The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted under the skin. The chip stores a number which is unique to your pet and which can be read by an electronic scanner. Your contact details are connected to the chip number which is via a database.

Traditional modes of identification, like pet tags or ID collars, need to be replaced regularly—and can slip off, be removed, or become hard to read but microchips last for the life of the pet.

Pet Insurance with petinsurance.ie offers cover for Theft or Straying and Advertising and Reward Costs on our Premier and Premier Plus Plans, should your Pet go missing.

Our plans are extensive and also cover dogs and cats against a wide range of circumstances including Veterinary Bills, Third Party Liability, Death Benefit, Kennel / Cattery fees and Holiday Cancellation. Petinsurance.ie also offers optional extras such as Overseas Travel.

Log on to www.petinsurance.ie or call us on 0818 286 454 for a quote today!

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