Pet Microchipping

A microchipped pet is a safe pet.

We offer pet microchipping for dogs and cats. A microchipped pet is a safe pet – and one that’s much more likely to return home if ever lost.

What is a microchip?

A microchip is an electronic device that’s only about the size of a grain of rice. It gets implanted between the shoulder blades and remains there indefinitely, although it is technically possible for a microchip to migrate. The implant procedure is relatively painless and it’s as quick and easy as receiving a shot.

How does microchip identification actually work?

Every microchip comes with its own unique identification number. Once implanted, our medical record system automatically registers the microchip number and contact information we have on file for you with pet recovery company, Home Again.

Most veterinarians and animal shelters have microchip scanners allowing them to read the chip number and contact the microchip company to report the pet as found. The microchip company then reaches out to the owner to let them know where their pet has been located.

Does my pet really need a microchip?

We highly recommend it. You may be surprised to learn that 1 in 3 pets get lost over the course of their lifetime and, without identification, 90% of them don’t come home. Luckily, that can be prevented, especially because almost all humane organizations now utilize microchip scanners.

For more information about the microchipping, call us at 619-466-0533.

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