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According to a research study, the return rate for lost animals with microchips was 20 times higher for cats and 2 ½ times higher for dogs compared to lost animals without that identification device.
In celebration of National Pet ID Week, the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center’s Community Practice will be offering a free year registration through HomeAgain (a $27.99 value) for microchips purchased April 16-22.
Identification for your pets is an important way to keep them safe. For many this means tags for their pet collars and microchips are an additional form of identification that can identify your pet even if it loses its collar. A microchip is a permanent means of identification that is implanted under an animal’s skin. The chip can be read using special equipment by any veterinarian or animal control officer and provides the information needed in order to reunite the animal with its owner.
According to a research study, the return rate for lost animals with microchips was 20 times higher for cats and 2 ½ times higher for dogs compared to lost animals without that identification device. For regular patients of the Veterinary Medical Center, microchips cost $18 plus a hospital service fee of $25. New clients will pay an additional $32 for an exam, which is required prior to the placement of a microchip. To schedule an appointment, call the VMC at 614-292-3551, and ask for Community Practice.