The Importance Of A Microchip For Your Pet
It’s every pet parent’s worst fear that their dog or cat has gone missing. How will you give your pet the greatest chance of making it house? Dr. Phillips Animal Hospital knows that your pet is your family, and our microchip pet identification services will help you find your furry friend if they get lost.
Even the most responsible pet owners can’t always guarantee their pet won’t wander off or get lost. Keeping a close eye on your pet isn’t enough, and you can quickly lose your pet in some ways, including:
- A leash could break or slip out of your hand
- A pet could push through a screen door or window
- A friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open
A microchip can give you and your pet the safety and peace of mind you need to find each other should your dog or cat wander off.
What Is A Pet Microchip?
Microchips are the most popular methods to help you identify your pet. Microchips are quick and straightforward to spot, and this small piece of technology provides the best way to pet shelters and veterinarians to contact you when they find your lost pet.
At a tiny size measuring about the length of a grain of rice, the microchip is inserted between the shoulder blades by our expert team of veterinarians. This will cause no more pain than receiving a shot, even though veterinarians attempt to put chips when dogs already are neutering, or other surgical procedures.
The microchip is so small that your pet won’t even know that it’s there.
How Do Pet Microchips Work?
Most pet microchips are not tracking devices, nor function like global positioning apparatus (GPS). They are radio-frequency identification (RFID) implants that provide long-lasting ID for your furry friend.
Each microchip has a registration number along with the telephone number of the registry for this brand of processor. A handheld scanner displays this info and reads the radio frequency of the processor. Vet practice or the animal shelter that locates your pet can scan the processor and contact the registry to get your name and phone number.
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If you are ready to ensure you and your pet can be reunited if your pet is lost then consider using a microchip today. Although we hope your pet never becomes lost, we want you to be prepared. Please schedule an appointment today!