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Microchipping

The loss of a family pet can be devastating. Sadly, thousands of pets are lost each year. Without proper identification such as tags or collars, many inside pets are found and taken to local shelters. Even with identification, these tags can be lost, damaged, or unreadable should your pet wander or be taken by another person.

This kind of identification may not be enough to help your family be reunited with its best friend. When you choose to have your pet microchipped, there is a piece of identification that cannot be lost or damaged. Our vets believe it is imperative that you have your pet microchipped for its safety and your own peace of mind.

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What is Microchipping?

Modern technology has given us the ability to provide identification for our pets even when they aren’t with us. A microchip is a tiny electrical device which responds when stimulated by radiofrequency energy. This microchip is no larger than a grain of rice and is implanted underneath your pet’s skin. Once it is in place, any local pound or animal shelter has the ability to read the information on that microchip and contact you to be reunited with your pet.

What is the process for Microchipping my pet?

The process for inserting a microchip is easy and painless. There is no need for invasive surgery or anesthesia during this process, and your pet will not require special care once the microchip has been inserted. The microchip will be inserted under the skin of your pet between the shoulder blades using a hypodermic needle in much the same manner as vaccinations are administered. Once inserted, the microchip will protect your pet should he or she wander away and get lost.

Why should I have my pet microchipped?

It’s a sad fact: thousands of pets are lost each year. The best thing you can do to protect your furry friend from this traumatic experience is to have a microchip inserted. Your pet’s microchip will be safe no matter where he or she wanders and can’t be damaged along the way. Among the many reasons our vets recommend microchips, the most important are:

  • Microchips cannot be lost or damaged
  • Microchips can help you keep your pet’s health records up-to-date
  • Microchips prove you are the rightful owner of your pet

How do Microchips help find lost pets?

Most pets who wander off will end up at a local shelter or humane society. If the worst does happen and your pet goes missing, the shelter where he is found can quickly scan the chip giving them your name contact information, and the name of your pet. It will not be long before you receive the phone call reuniting you with your favorite family friend.

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