Why is microchipping important?
One in three pets will become lost at some point in their lives, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). One of the best ways to help ensure that you and your dog or cat will be reunited if they get lost is to make sure your they have a microchip.
How to get your pet microchipped
If your dog or cat doesn’t have a microchip, our vets can perform the procedure. A microchip is implanted using a needle. The microchip is so small that implantation does not require surgery or even anesthesia. Your Petco vet will provide you with paperwork containing your pet’s ID number and registry information and then you can register your pet.
Lower the risk of losing a pet
The best way to reunite with your pet is to prevent them from getting lost in the first place. Collars, ID tags and microchips can be very useful if this should happen. You can also help lower your risk of your pet going missing in the first place with secure pet doors, electronic dog fences and behavioral training for your dog. At Petco, we are here to help you keep your pet safe and sound. Keep reading to learn more about why it’s important to microchip your pet or find out more about pet behavior training. Petco Love Lost was created to help missing pets be reunited with their pet parents. Upload your pet's photo to their database and explore their site for additional resources.