Many owners have had their lost animals returned because they had the foresight to have them undergo this quick procedure.
Newer microchips may be linked to a database including pertinent medical information about the pet. With this new technology, a lost cat with diabetes could receive the appropriate insulin or a lost dog with a seizure disorder could be given the right anticonvulsant.
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Because the microchipped animal wears a tag bearing his identification number, he may also be less subject to theft. Liken a microchip ID tag to a sign outside your house announcing that you have a security system installed. The tag is a similar deterrent to theft.
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