The Benefits of Microchipping Your Dog or Cat 

2 min read
Jan 21, 2022

We love our animals – they aren’t just pets. They are members of our family.  Unfortunately, millions of pet owners know the feeling of losing a pet all too well. 

ID tags with the pet name, owner name and phone number can help. Those aren’t fool proof – pet owners can give their pets a break by taking off their collar and identification. Pets can also slip out of them or get them caught and torn while they are roaming around lost.

Microchipping your pet increases the likelihood of them being returned home should they become lost. More importantly, registering the chip with current pet owner information – name, address, phone number – will get your dog or cat home more quickly.

Microchip Registries:

Many microchip registries and lost pet/pet recovery services include benefits like 24/7 assistance and support, pet medical emergency hotlines, and a lost pet alert network.  Make sure to ask your veterinarian about microchipping your dog or cat.

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Nothing in this article should be construed as financial, legal or veterinary advice. Please consult your own advisors for questions relating to your and your pet’s specific circumstances. 

1 Pet Insurance offered by MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company (“IAIC”), a Delaware insurance company, headquartered at 485 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10022, and Metropolitan General Insurance Company (“MetGen”), a Rhode Island insurance company, headquartered at 700 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886, in those states where MetGen’s policies are available. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is the policy administrator authorized by IAIC and MetGen to offer and administer pet insurance policies. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC was previously known as PetFirst Healthcare, LLC and in some states continues to operate under that name pending approval of its application for a name change. The entity may operate under an alternate, assumed, and/or fictitious name in certain jurisdictions as approved, including MetLife Pet Insurance Services LLC (New York and Minnesota), MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions Agency LLC (Illinois), and such other alternate, assumed, or fictitious names approved by certain jurisdictions.