Losing your pet can be very traumatic and stressful, especially if there is no way to locate the animal. Pets get lost or stolen often which is why it is necessary to have them microchipped. Microchipping pets makes it easier to find them when they go missing. To avoid all the stress that comes with losing our precious animals, our team at Stanton Pet Hospital offers pet microchipping services. If you are looking for quality veterinarian treatment, contact our clinic today.
What Is Pet Microchipping?
Some pet owners use collars and ID tags to protect their pets, but the two are not foolproof and can easily fall off and get lost. To avoid your pet ending up unidentified and a lost stray in animal shelters, it is important to consider using a microchip which is much safer and effective. Pet microchipping is using a tiny, implantable computer chip to encode a unique identification number with information about a pet. When your pet is found lost somewhere, the microchip acts as an inexpensive way to give your pet a voice, so that it is easy to identify where the pet is.
Why Is Microchipping Important?
Microchips are a permanent identification. So, once the chip is implanted and registered, it can’t be easily altered or reprogrammed. Microchipping your pet is necessary for travel as most animal shelters and veterinary clinics have universal scanners. The number on the chip helps bring your pet back home.
Microchipping is also very easy, quick, painless, and is probably one of the first things any responsible pet owner should do. If your pet is stolen, the microchip acts as definitive proof of ownership, especially if there is a dispute. Microchipping your pet increases the probability of getting him or her back home. Since these chips last a lifetime, they are a sure security system.
How Does It Work?
If your pet is found by animal control or a rescue team, they likely have scanners to detect the microchip in your pet. They can use this to help you and your pet reunite. If your pet is missing, his or her microchip emits a unique frequency that can be used to narrow down where your pet’s location is. We can help to answer any questions you may have during your visit.
Visit Us to Get Your Pet Microchipped
At Stanton Pet Hospital, your pet’s safety and care is our priority. Visit us today to get your pet microchipped professionally. Our goal is to give our patients the best quality of care to ensure they live happy and healthy lives.