What to Expect When Your Pet Receives a Microchip
If you have avoided getting a microchip for your dog or cat because you think it’s expensive or painful, you can put both fears to rest. We charge a nominal fee for this service, which also includes registering your information with a national pet look-up database. It takes just a few minutes for your pet’s veterinarian to insert the microchip under a skin fold near the neck. For your pet, it feels similar to receiving an immunization. It’s virtually painless and she will forget about it right away.
Don’t Forget to Update Your Contact Information
It would be a shame to get a microchip for your pet and then still not be able to find him because it contained old contact information. If you plan to move soon, be sure to update the microchip details as soon as possible. It will give you valuable peace of mind if your pet slips away during the stress and chaos of a move.
Use a Tag and Collar in Addition to a Microchip
It’s still a good idea to put a tag with your pet’s name and your telephone number on a tag and place it on a collar that goes around her neck. However, you shouldn’t rely on this method alone to find your lost pet. Collars, especially the break-away type, can slip off easily. The print can also become worn over time and difficult to read. A tag, collar, and a microchip gives you the best chance of reuniting with your pet if she accidentally gets separated from you.
Please contact us
to schedule an appointment for your pet to get a microchip if he doesn’t have one already.