Pet Microchips: Get Your Dog and Cat Microchipped
Categories: Blog, Microchip
We do for the peace of mind that it brings. You getting your dog or cat microchipped could make the difference between your pet being lost and found. While identification tags are helpful, not all pets are wearing collars and ties when they may wander off. Microchipping your pet is a simple process that can be done during an office visit while your pet is scheduled for a procedure such as a spay or neuter. This tiny device, which is about the size of a grain of rice, is easily placed beneath your pet's skin before insertion. The sterile microchip is scanned in the package and confirms that the identification code of the transponder is the same as that shown on the package barcode label. The standard site for microchip placement is just under the skin between the shoulder blades.
Once the chip is inserted. Your pet will be scanned to ensure that ship was reading properly and the ID number is checked this chip provides a unique identification number that links your pet to when it is scanned. Scanners are used by all veterinarians and animal shelters to help identify lost pets and reunite them with their families. Once your pet is microchipped, you need to register that chip with the appropriate agency and you must keep the info current your veterinarian can provide that registration contact information. Listing us as your veterinarian gives us that information should a pet be found to need to stay here until you can come get them back home where they belong. Unfortunately the standard chips are not GPS tracking devices yet. But technology is working on that and we hope that because their millions of microchips that have already been in placed an implant through the pets one day and we hope soon we'll be able to actually track missing pets. So help avoid the heartache that comes from losing a pet who escapes out of an open door. If a disaster strikes and your pet is found and brought to a shelter we can get them home again safe and sound. So talk to us today about how the microchip can help reunite you faster and more easily with your best friend.