Most pet owners consider their furry companions part of the family. So why not take every precaution to keep them safe.
Many veterinarians are pushing to have pet owners get their pets micro-chipped. While you may think your 4-legged friends could never run away, local vets say the microchip helps in other aspects.
"Not only does it help you if you lose them," says Dr. Karla Sathre, "let's say you give it to somebody, or you pass away and it gets moved to a family member. You have a permanent record of, was that animal spayed, what is it's birth date."
Dr. Karla says it usually costs under $100 to get the device inserted and the annual fee for the national database is not mandatory.
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