Don’t wait until your pet is lost to consider a microchip. This tiny chip, with its unique identification number, could make the difference between your pet finding his way home and being lost to you forever. The chip itself is no bigger than a grain of rice, and implanting it is very similar to your pet getting a vaccination. The procedure is quick and doesn’t require anesthesia or recovery time. Having a lost pet can be frightening, so do the right thing now to protect your pet for their lifetime.
Microchips greatly increase the chances that pets will be reunited with their families if they are lost or stolen, but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. If your pet is already chipped, and if you have moved or changed your phone number, you need to update your pet’s registration. Not sure who to contact? The American Animal Hospital Association created the Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool (http://www.petmicrochiplookup.org/). Key in your pet’s microchip number and it will provide the manufacturer’s name and contact information.
Need to have your pet microchipped? The process only takes a few minutes and can be performed at the time of the spay/neuter surgery, or at our monthly Vaccine Clinic held on the first Saturday of each month.