Every day in the United States, 10,000 pets get lost. That is one cat or dog every 7 seconds! Having your pet microchipped with up-to-date contact information in a microchip registry can greatly increase the chances of a fast and happy reunion.
For its small size, a microchip can make an absolutely HUGE difference in your (and your pet’s) life. We always say that a microchip is about the size of a grain of rice but how big is a microchip exactly? We thought it might be fun to show you how microchips stack up to some other tiny items.
From left to right: popcorn kernel, black eyed pea, grain of white rice, MICROCHIP, multi-vitamin, pearl earring, almond, and a gummy bear.
Pretty small, isn’t it? And yet, this device saves thousands of pets’ lives each year. Need more motivation to microchip? Read true stories about pet reunification and how microchips are helping get pets home.
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