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Using ID chips helpful for moving with pets

Lost pets can be more easily found if they have a microchip.

Lost pets can be more easily found if they have a microchip.

Moving with pets can be stressful, and losing them during the relocation process is a real possibility. However, if owners have a microchip implanted in their animal, they can rest assured that finding them will be a simpler process.

That was the case for Aviva Samson when she moved. Her adopted kitten Charlie become lost when she moved to a new place, according to 24PetWatch. While exploring his new surroundings, Charlie became lost. However, since Samson's pet had been implanted with a microchip, the lost kitten was found and returned to his owner.

Margo Mountjoy, Samson's mother, said "you rarely hear stories of lost cats being reunited with their owners; I can't stress enough how important it is to microchip your cat."

Other steps that can be taken in order to protect family pets from getting lost while moving include putting a visible tag on its collar with owner and contact information as well as registering them with a pet database, 24PetWatch advised.

When moving with pets, owners should take extra precautions to their particular needs, including having enough food and water and storing them in a comfortable place.ADNFCR-3450-ID-19867480-ADNFCR