We at Indian Creek Pet Hospital strongly recommend all pets have microchips implanted. Microchips offer safe, unalterable, permanent identification for your pet. Once the microchip is implanted, the pet is identified with your information for life, as long as you keep your contact information up to date with the microchip database.
The actual microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is simply inserted in between the shoulder blades of your pet. It is a quick and relatively painless procedure that can make the difference between finding your lost pet and not. Each tiny microchip is encoded with unique information for that chip and is entered into a database, where your contact information is kept associated with the microchip.
Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal care and control centers across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips. They can then use the Pet Microchip Lookup website to find a pet’s owners based on the microchip number, regardless of the microchip’s manufacturer.
If your pet is ever lost, microchipping is the best way to reunite you with your beloved family pet. Call us at (239) 466-5555 today to find out more or to schedule a microchipping appointment for your best friend.
The AVMA’s website is also a reliable source of additional information about pet microchipping.
Pet microchipping is a simple and effective way to provide permanent identification for pets. The clinic’s experienced veterinarians insert a tiny microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, beneath the pet’s skin, typically between the shoulder blades. This microchip contains a unique identification number linked to the pet owner’s contact information in a national pet recovery database.
One of the primary benefits of pet microchipping is its ability to increase the likelihood of reuniting lost pets with their families. Collars and tags can become lost or damaged, but a microchip remains a reliable form of identification throughout a pet’s life. If a pet is found and brought to a shelter or veterinary clinic, scanning the microchip reveals the owner’s contact information, facilitating a swift and stress-free reunion.
Indian Creek Pet Hospital’s microchipping services are quick and virtually painless for pets. The procedure is typically performed during a routine office visit and does not require anesthesia. The clinic’s skilled team ensures that pets experience minimal discomfort, and the benefits of permanent identification far outweigh any momentary discomfort.