Microchipping Your Pet
Microchipping your pet is one of the best things you can do for them! The American Humane Association estimates that over 10 million pets are lost of stolen every year. One in three pets will become lost at some point in their life. But there is hope: microchips! Only about 22% of lost dogs and less than 2% of lost cats without a microchip are reunited with their owners. With a micropchip, 52% of dogs and 38% of cats are returned home!
How does a microchip work?
A microchip is a small device about the size of a grain of rice that is implanted between your pet’s shoulder blades. It is a noninvasive procedure similar to a vaccine and requires no anesthetic or pain meds. The microchip contains a unique identification code that is read when scanned by a chip reader. It is not battery powered so it can never die or be lost. When a chip is properly registered, it will allow the finder of your pet to see your contact information to get your pet back to you. It’s important that when you do get your pet microchipped it’s registered, too! Chips are definite proof of ownership. So, if your pet is ever lost or stolen it’s the best way to make sure they get back to you!
How can I get my pet microchipped?
You can have your pet microchipped and registered in our office Monday-Friday 9am-2pm (1740 W Gordon St) for just $25. Please contact us in advance to schedule an appointment for microchipping. To schedule an appointment, please click here.