At Concord Veterinary Hospital, we understand the importance of keeping your pet safe and secure. One of the best ways to do this is by microchipping your cat or dog. Microchipping is a simple and effective way to ensure that your pet can be easily identified if they ever become lost or separated from you.
What is Microchipping?
Microchipping is a procedure where a small chip, about the size of a grain of rice, is implanted under your pet’s skin. This chip contains a unique identification number that is linked to your contact information. If your pet is ever lost or separated from you, a veterinarian or animal shelter can scan the chip to retrieve your contact information and reunite you with your pet.
Why Microchip Your Pet?
Microchipping your pet provides several benefits, including:
- Increased Chance of Reunion: If your pet becomes lost, microchipping increases the chance that they will be reunited with you. Collars and tags can fall off or be removed, but a microchip is a permanent form of identification that can be easily scanned.
- Safety: Microchipping helps to ensure that your pet is properly identified and can receive prompt medical attention if they become injured or ill while away from you.
- Compliance: In some areas, microchipping is required by law. By having your pet microchipped, you can avoid any potential legal issues and ensure that your pet is in compliance with local regulations.
The Microchipping Procedure
Microchipping is a simple and relatively painless procedure that can be done during a routine visit to our veterinary hospital. The procedure involves implanting the chip under your pet’s skin, typically between the shoulder blades. This is done using a special needle, and the procedure is quick and relatively painless. Once the chip is implanted, we will register the chip with your contact information so that your pet can be easily identified if they are ever lost or separated from you.
After the Procedure
After your pet has been microchipped, it is important to keep your contact information up to date. If you move or change your phone number, be sure to update your information with the microchip registry. This will ensure that your pet can be easily identified and reunited with you if they become lost.
Microchipping is a simple and effective way to ensure that your pet can be easily identified if they become lost or separated from you. At Concord Veterinary Hospital, we offer microchipping services for cats and dogs. Our experienced veterinary team will work with you to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care and treatment.