Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give him or her the best chance of getting home. With microchipping, you can.
Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed just under the loose skin at the back of the neck. If a lost dog or cat is brought to a shelter, rescue or animal hospital they will be scanned to check for a microchip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner. The animal hospital or shelter then calls the microchip manufacturer, retrieves the owner’s contact information, and will call the owner notifying them that their pet has been found
Even the most responsible pet owners can’t always guarantee their pet won’t get lost. A leash could break or slip out of your hand, a pet could push through a screen door or window, or a contractor or friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open.
We recommend that you use a microchip, along with a collar and ID tag, to identify your pet. An ID tag is still a reliable identification method. Pets that have tags with current contact information are not as likely to end up in shelters and tend to get home faster than those without tags. However, collars and ID tags aren’t permanent can be removed or lost. With a microchip, your pet will have a much better chance of being identified and returned to you. Pets without microchips that end up in shelters may be adopted out to another family or even euthanized.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet. Although we hope your pet never becomes lost, we want you to be prepared.