All too often a pet that has run off fails to return home. This is a terrible, frightening situation. We have all seen the sad lost pet notices posted on Facebook and throughout our neighborhoods. Getting lost is more than an inconvenience: it's the number one cause of pet death.
Studies have shown that more than 10 million pets get lost each year and about 90 percent would not be returned to their owner without some form of permanent lost pet identification.
This is why the team at Brentwood Veterinary Center views microchip lost pet IDs as a standard of protection for your pet. With a microchip, your pet can be identified quickly and easily by animal control officers, shelters or at veterinary hospitals. Microchips are safe, unalterable and permanent identification for pets. The entire implant procedure takes less than 10 seconds.
We use the HomeAgain microchip system. The system uses microchips that register the animal with a unique identification number that is filed in a database with important contact information. This information can be updated at any time. The technology is standardized around the world so that your pet's microchip can be read at shelters in a number of countries.
HomeAgain membership also offers benefits such as proactive pet recovery and free access to ASPCA Poison Control. HomeAgain comes with a number of very useful services to pet owners such as their National Pet Recovery Database, Lost Pet Specialists, Rapid Lost Pet Alerts, Lost Pet Medical Insurance, Travel Assistance for Found Pets, and more.