Microchipping is a quick, cost-effective method of providing permanent identification for both indoor and outdoor pets. You never know when your pet will make a quick dash out of the front door or out of your fenced yard because of loud noises or bad weather. Before you know it, your pet is out of sight, confused, scared, and hiding from everyone. Instead of having to worry about whether or not their collar and tag will stay on them so that you can be contacted, have your pet microchipped and put yourself at ease. You can have your pet microchipped during any visit to Animal Medical Clinic.
A microchip is a small device, about the size of a grain of rice, that is inserted under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. Each chip has a unique registration number that is linked with your pet’s name, owner’s name, and contact information in a national recovery database. It is standard practice at all animal shelters and veterinary offices to scan stray pets for a microchip as soon as they are found. If the pet has a microchip, then the appropriate pet recovery center can be contacted, and they, in turn, will contact you to arrange for a reunion with your pet.
Dr. Riehl at Animal Medical Clinic highly recommends microchipping your indoor and outdoor pets. Once your pet is microchipped with a SmartTag chip, you will be required to complete the registration process and to keep it updated in the event that your contact information should change. We love happy endings to stories about lost pets, so please consider microchipping your pet today.