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Every year, thousands on pets go missing. A microchip is a safe and simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chances of your pet returning safely. Many pets (especially indoor pets) don’t wear collars or tags. Even if your pet wears a collar and identification tag, collars can often break off and tags can become damaged and unreadable. Your pet needs a form of identification that is reliable and can’t be lost, stolen, or damaged. Although it is commonly recommended when getting a new puppy or kitten, it should be a consideration for all pets.


How does it work?

A microchip is a radio-frequency identification transponder that carries a unique identification number, and is roughly the size of a grain of rice. When the microchip is scanned by a vet or shelter, it transmits the ID number and displays your contact information. While they can’t guide you to your dog’s location, they provide a way for you to be contacted, by almost any veterinarian or shelter, if your animal is brought in.

The microchip is injected under the loose skin between your dog or cats shoulder blades or on a horse, it would be in the neck. This can be done in your vet’s office. It is a quick and easy procedure. Once your pet is microchipped, you are given their specific identification number and information. For the initial registration, we will attach your contact information to their identification so that if they get lost, you will be the one to pop up when the microchip is scanned. 

You will be given access information to your online account and if any future changes need to be made, you are able to do so on your own.

You can now allow your pet to explore and play without the fear of them getting separated from you forever.

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Interested in microchipping your pet? Call us today to schedule an appointment or to find out more information.

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