More and more pet owners are microchipping their dogs and cats than ever before. The process is relatively pain-free, fast, and extremely beneficial for pets. If you are interested in microchipping your pet, contact Neighborhood Veterinary Center in Hallandale Beach, FL, to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians for an evaluation and microchipping session.
Pet Microchipping Is Important
If you take the time to have your pet microchipped, your pet will have a better chance of being reunited with you if it gets lost or stolen. A microchipped pet can be scanned by a veterinarian or a staff member at an animal shelter to check for the owner’s contact information contained in the microchip. This is especially important for owners who have pets that tend to wander away from the home. Collars and tags can get lost or snagged on branches but microchips are forever.
Before The Procedure
Your pet will need a complete examination before it can be microchipped. This ensures that it is healthy enough to have an implant placed and also helps to determine the best spot within the body for the implant. Our veterinarians will check over your pet's health and recommend some treatment options if a problem is discovered.
If your pet is deemed a candidate for microchipping, the process can be conducted as soon as the examination ends. You will be asked to provide us with identification that we document and upload into a nationwide database. The tiny device is then inserted into the pet's body using a syringe. Our veterinarian usually places implants in the shoulder blade area as it cannot be accessed by the pet after the placement.
After The Procedure
After your pet's microchip is placed, your pet will only feel some mild discomfort at the site of the insertion. This will heal within a few days. The chip will remain in place and can be accessed by anyone with a chip reader. Humane societies and veterinarians have readers on-hand. If your pet is found by someone and it is brought to one of these facilities, the chip is read and your identification is revealed. You will then receive word that your pet has been found.
Pet Microchipping in Hallandale Beach, FL
If you are interested in having your dog or cat microchipped, contact Neighborhood Veterinary Center in Hallandale Beach, to make an appointment with one of our veterinarians. Call us today at (954) 505-3757 to learn more about microchipping your pet.