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Microchips for your cat and dog.
Does your dog or cat go outside? We offer a safe and effective way to identify your pet. Microchips are placed just under the skin of your pet and can be used to identify it any time it may get lost or need specific identification
Registered microchips give lost pets the best chance of returning home.
The statistics indicate that missing pets rarely make it home:
• The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.
• One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life.
A study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, including 53 animal shelters across the U.S., confirmed the high rate of return of microchipped dogs and cats to their families, and the importance of microchip registration. From the study:
• Only about 22 percent of lost dogs that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52 percent (a 238 percent increase).
• Less than 2 percent of lost cats that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. The return-to-owner rate for microchipped cats was dramatically higher at over 38 percent (more than 2000 percent better).
• Only 58 percent of the microchipped animals’ microchips had been registered in a database with their pet parent’s contact information.
The pet microchip - a simple, elegant product of our high-tech age. No bigger than a grain of rice, a pet microchip and enrollment in a pet recovery database brings lost pets home and provides peace of mind that your beloved companion will never wander unknown.
Veterinarians encourage microchipping.
And with good reason—microchipping substantially increases the likelihood of a pet returning home by offering secure, reliable, unique and permanent identification.
Mobile Veterinary Services of Western Massachusetts, travels throughout western Massachusetts and in the convenience of your own home safely microchip your dog or cat.
at Mobile Vet of Western Mass, we care for your pets the way we would our own!
Dr. Robert Sidorsky
Mobile Vet of Western Mass | (413) 625-9353
Serving Western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley including the following towns: Adams, Agawam, Amherst, Athol, Belchertown, Chicopee, Conway, Dalton, Deerfield Erving, East Longmeadow, Easthampton, Gardner, Great Barrington, Greenfield, Holyoke, Hadley, Lenox, Longmeadow, Levertt, Ludlow, Lee, Montague, North Adams, Northfield, Orange, Palmer, Pelham Pittsfield, South Deerfield, Springfield, Southwick, Southampton, Sunderland, Shutesbury, Turners Fall, West Springfield, Westfield, Westhampton, and many others. Now also in Connecticut. Enfield, Somers, Granby, Suffield, Windsor, Simsbury, Bloomfield.