July Is Lost Pet Prevention Month

There are any number of reasons why a pet may get lost, but what matters is how they are reunited with their people. When a pet goes missing, they may become separated from their ID tag if their collar breaks, so it’s not a system pet owners should rely on exclusively.

Microchipping is an easy way to make sure your four legged friend is reunited with you, as quickly as possible.


Microchipping is a simple process of embedding a small electric chip between the shoulder blades of an animal. When that chip is scanned by a shelter or veterinarian, it shows a unique number that is registered with their owner’s contact information.  


Make sure your pet’s microchip information is up to date as soon as you adopt your pet, and any time your contact information changes. Some people take the first step in getting their pet microchipped, but if the information associated with it isn’t up to date, the shelter or veterinarian who finds the animal will have no way to contact their owners. Ensuring your pet’s microchip has the most up-to-date contact information for you is the best way to get your furry friend back home quickly.


Loud summer noises, like thunderstorms and fireworks, can scare pets. Sometimes when a pet becomes frightened they will run away to try and find a quiet and safe place, which is why many pets go missing around the Fourth of July. If you have already microchipped your pet, this is a great time to double check that the information associated with that chip is up-to-date.  It’s the best way to make sure your furry friend comes home faster.