Microchipping Services in Pittsburg
Easy Identification of Your Furry Family Member
Microchips for dogs and cats provide the best form of identification in case they get lost. Every year, countless pets are reunited with their families because of microchips. The procedure is virtually painless, and the benefits of having ready identification on your pet can mean the difference between losing them and receiving a call from someone who found them. At Pittsburg Veterinary Clinic, we can administer a microchip to help your furry family member get home safe.
What Happens Next?
Equine, Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian injects the microchip, which is about the size of a grain of rice, beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.
Benefits of a microchip include:
- Fast, indisputable identification of your pet
- A better chance of finding a lost pet
- Clear identification
- Easy, painless implementation
Register Your Pet's Microchip
Once your pet is microchipped, you must register your pet along with your name and contact information with the appropriate agency. Your veterinarian will provide you with the contact information and will tell you if any fees are required.
How Is the Microchip Detected?
The microchip can be 'read' with a microchip scanner, which detects the specific electronic code embedded in the chip and displays the identification number on the scanner's screen.
Since the occasional microchip may migrate, or move out of position, the microchip reader will be passed over the entire body of the pet in order to ensure that the chip is detected if present.
Most humane societies and animal shelters now have universal microchip readers, and routinely scan all stray and injured animals.
My Dog Always Wears a Collar with Identification Tags. Isn't this Enough?
Unfortunately, collars can break, fall off, or be removed. When identification tags are new, they are easy to read. However, as they get old and worn, it can become challenging to make out all the information that is on them.
My Dog has a Tattoo. Why Should I Microchip Them?
Unfortunately, tattoos can be very difficult to read. They are commonly placed in the flank area, where they can become obscured by hair. Even when they are in the ears, they can become faded over time. They can also be readily altered. The information about the pet and its owner can be difficult to obtain since there are no common databases for this information.
If you move or change your contact information, be sure to update your pet's microchip information. If your pet is lost and recovered, this information is necessary to reunite you with your pet.
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