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Many pet owners assume that their pet will never stray or get lost. This is especially relevant during the holiday period when many families leave their pets at home while they are on vacation.

Both cat and dogs enjoy routine and being with their human pack members. Therefore holidays can be a stressful time for them when their routine is changed and their family members are not around.

In most cases because our dogs are kept confined within the safety of our perimeter walls/fences, getting lost can be both life threatening and life changing for the animal/s involved. Cats differ from dogs in that if allowed, they roam in and around the neighbourhood and usually know their way home.

However when it comes to our pets, it is vitally important the they both wear or have some form of identification such as a ID tag, collar and/or a microchip.

This form of identification when used in conjunction with a collar and ID tag, is highly recommended to reduce the heartache felt when a pet goes missing.

About microchips

The microchip is the only electronic form of permanent animal identification. It is no bigger than a grain of rice and is inserted painlessly under the skin by injection, between the shoulder blades. Each microchip contains its own unique numerical code which when read by a digital scanner is linked to your pet’s contact information.

Contact us on (011)728-1371 for more information on having your pet microchipped.

Orange Grove Vet uses BackHome microchips by Virbac