Every year, thousands of pets go missing, and unfortunately, some of them do not make it home because they have not been microchipped. Even if your pet wears a collar with an identification tag, your pet should be microchipped because the collar may come off or the tags may be outdated, damaged, or unreadable.
We strongly recommend that all pets be microchipped. It is reliable, it won’t “come” or “break” off, and it can’t be stolen or damaged. Microchipping is a safe, dependable, and simple identification solution that will dramatically increase the chances that you will recover your pet in the event he/she goes missing!
This minor, painless procedure implants a tiny chip the size of a grain of rice between your pet’s shoulder blades and under the skin. Each tiny microchip is encoded with unique information about your dog, cat, or exotic pet, and this information is entered into a national database.
How does Microchip Implementation Work if Your Pet goes Missing?
Fortunately, most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips, and more and more of the facilities without this equipment are obtaining it. If your pet is lost, his or her microchip will be scanned, and the information will be checked against a database to reunite you and your loving companion!
Please know that we, at Tails-A-Waggin Animal Hospital, are devoted to the safety of your dog, cat, or exotic pet. We encourage you to inquire about our microchip implementation service at your pet’s wellness exam or by calling us today.