Microchipping

 

What would you do in the event that your pet gets separated from you?

No loving pet parent ever wants to imagine a scenario in which their beloved animal companion becomes lost. Unfortunately, these things happen. The best way to keep your pet safe is by planning ahead. Microchip identification provides convenient, affordable, permanent protection and peace of mind that standard forms of ID, such as collars and tags, cannot. Don’t take chances with your pet’s safety – invest in permanent identification today.

 

What is a microchip?

A microchip is a tiny device that is about the diameter of a pencil lead. This device is encoded with a number that corresponds to a database where your contact information is stored. Should your pet become separated from you, the area where the chip is implanted can be scanned at any local animal shelter or veterinary clinic. If you have registered your microchip, the information gathered can then help reunite you both safely for a happy ending.

 

How do I register my microchip?

Once the microchip has been placed, you will receive a microchip number and information on registering your chip. It is important to go online and complete the registration process so that your dog or cat can be linked back to you if he or she is found. This will also allow you to report your pet as lost and speed the reunion if someone finds your missing companion in the event you become separated. Always remember to update your information if you move or change phone numbers.

 

Does microchipping hurt?

Implanting a microchip is fast, easy and virtually painless. The process is completed using a local anesthetic for the comfort of your pet. Once implanted, the chip will remain safely under your pet’s skin for the rest of his or her life. You’ll never have to do it again. More importantly, you’ll never have to worry about what will happen to your pet should he or she become separated from you.

 

Is microchipping expensive?

Many pet owners are pleasantly surprised to learn that microchip implantation is incredibly affordable. Oak Hill Animal Hospital offers this service for a minimal charge. It can be performed either during a wellness visit, while your companion is anesthetized for surgery, or at any other time of your choice.

Increase your chances of being quickly and safely reunited with your pet by investing in permanent microchip identification today! Contact us to learn more.

 

Found a pet?

Have you found a pet that does not have any external identification, such as a collar or tag? Oak Hill Animal Hospital uses a universal reader which allows us to scan most microchip products. If you have a lost animal in your possession, please contact us as soon as possible. We’d love to assist in reuniting them with their rightful family.