Why is microchipping the preferred method of identifying pets?

All pets should wear collar tags imprinted with their name and the phone number of their owner or veterinarian. Tags, though, may become worn and impossible to read or may slip off. Tattooing pets with a number is another method of identifying pets; although veterinarians and pet rescue experts say tattoos can blur over time or be altered. A microchip is the only form of pet identification that is permanent, with a unique number that cannot be altered or removed.

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