More and more dog owners are microchipping their dogs, as it is one of the best forms of animal identification and ways to reunite with missing dogs. However, a lot of owners still have concerns about the procedure.
To help you understand and make a more informed decision about microchipping your dog, we have provided a list of pros and cons of microchipping dogs.
Benefits of microchipping dogs
- They cannot be tampered with unlike tags and collars which can break and be removed.
- It is a quick, painless procedure that requires no anaesthetic.
- Your personal information will always be safe and private, only the unique reference number is saved on the microchip itself.
- The microchip should never need to be replaced during your dog’s lifespan.
Risks of microchipping dogs
- There is a tiny risk to your dog’s health and wellbeing, as some dogs may experience inflammation around the injection.
- Contrary to popular belief, a dog microchip is not a GPS locator, meaning that it can’t be used to track the location of your dog if they go missing.