A Tag and Collar is Good, But May Not Be Enough
What is a Microchip?
A Pet microchips is a tiny device about the size of a grain of rice. It contains only a number that you register with a pet location database. The microchip typically goes under a flap of loose skin near your pet’s shoulder blade. From your dog or cat’s perspective, having a microchip implanted feels similar to getting a vaccine. The entire procedure takes just a few minutes.After a quality check to ensure that your pet’s microchip is activated, you need to contact the agency that keeps database records. You should provide your full name, pet’s name, address, and telephone number. It’s important to remember to update your information if you move or get a new phone number. You can include more than one number, such as your cell phone, home, or work.
How a Microchip Can Reunite You with Your Lost Pet
Most veterinary clinics and animal shelters have a microchip scanner and routinely scan pets brought in without an owner. If you have registered with a database, the staff can retrieve your contact information and let you know where to pick up your pet. It only takes a moment for a pet to get lost. Having a microchip implanted in addition to your pet wearing a tag and collar gives you peace of mind that a happy reunion is much more likely.
Please contact Chaska Valley Veterinary Clinic at 952-448-2936 with additional questions or to schedule your pet’s microchip appointment
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