Daily throughout the United States, a beloved family pet is lost. Tragically most will never make it back to their homes because they have no identification. This is particularly true for the "indoor cat."
Yet there is a simple solution — microchipping. It is a permanent form of identification that can help you to reunite with your pet should it ever become lost.
What It Is?
A microchip is a small computer chip containing a unique number. It is about the size of a grain of rice.
It is implanted using a needle, under the skin over the back of most animals or in the breast area of birds. Once implanted it can not be altered or changed in anyway and never stops functioning. A special scanner is used to locate and read the number on the microchip.
Implantation is similar to your pet receiving a vaccination. Anesthesia is not required for implantation but we often perform the procedure at the time of anesthesia -- when a pet is spayed or neutered, etc. If we are performing it on an awake animal a "numbing " ointment can be applied to the area prior to implantation to ease any discomfort due to needle size. Puppies and kittens as young as 6 weeks of age can be microchipped as well as the smallest of our friends, including mice or even fish!
How It Works
After implantation the number and pets name along with the Owners contact information are placed in a National Pet Registry. Animals found and presented to animal shelters, rescue organizations, humane societies and/or veterinary hospitals are routinely scanned for the presence of these microchip to establish ownership. If a microchip is found you will be contacted as to the location of your pet. For this reason, it is very important that you keep us informed of your current address and phone number information.
Keep Your Pet Safe — Contact Us Today!
Microchipping can be performed anytime. It can literally be a life-saver to the lost pet and can ensure you and your pet a lifetime of happy endings. Contact us today to find out more!