About the size of a grain of rice, a microchip is a safe and humane way to help reconnect owners with their lost animals. With a scannable Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag, a handheld scanner can be used by someone who found your animal to find their owner and how to contact them. It has been proven that cats with RFID tags are 20 times more likely to reconnect with their owners, while dogs are 2.5 times more likely to be reconnected.
Whether your pet is an indoor or outdoor traveler, they should be microchipped. Not only are RFID tags are quick and relatively painless to implant, they are a permanent form of identification, where collars are not. Once they are microchipped, the last step is to register them under a recovery database such as HomeAgain to provide your contact information should they be lost.