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St Petersburg Pet Microchipping

Microchipping could save your pet’s life

Microchipping at PITC ANimal Hospital in St Petersburg FLSadly, pets get lost. Collars and external tags are helpful and should be used when possible, but they can fall off or be removed.

Without proper identification, 90% of pets never return home. According to the American Humane Association, only 15% of lost dogs and 2% of lost cats ever find their way back home. Almost 4 million pets are euthanized every year—including lost pets whose owners weren’t found in time.

One of the most important things you can do to protect your pet is to assure its identification. Give your pet the protection they need. A small chip the size of a grain of rice is implanted under your pet’s skin, similar to giving a vaccine. The chip contains information about your pet and can be read using a microchip scanner.

You can then register your pet’s microchip information with a national database using the information we provide. Most veterinary hospitals and animal control agencies have the special microchip scanners and will use them to attempt to identify stray pets.