Whether it is a story of a neighbor, friend, family member or even YOURS, everyone’s lives have been touched by a lost pet. No one wants to think or imagine this, but we are well aware that it happens every day. When it happens to you, you want to be prepared. Microchips are the insurance that you need.
You have probably heard of a microchip, but what exactly is it? A microchip is a tiny chip implanted with a needle between the shoulder blades. The chip contains a unique identification number exclusive to your pet. This number is stored in a national database. After you register your microchip, your address and phone number will be attached to the identification number. If your pet is lost and taken to a shelter or animal hospital, it will be scanned with a universal scanner which will find the microchip and display the identification number which can be tracked straight to you.
If you have rescued an animal from a rescue organizations or shelter, chances are they have been microchipped through the rescue or shelter. You can always contact the company and update the contact information to your current address and phone number.
And if you have already microchipped your pets, good job! Just be sure to keep your contact information current in the national database so the microchip can do its job correctly and get your dog or cat back where he or she belongs.
There are numerous local vet clinics that offer microchips. El Dorado Animal Hospital uses the company Home Again. No matter what company is used, the number is saved in a national database & a universal scanner is used that is compatible with all veterinarian offices and microchip companies.
The cost to implant a microchip is only $45.00 and takes just seconds in an animal veterinary clinic. This nominal one-time fee (and just a little bit of your time) can save you enormous heartache and pain. Ask us on your next visit about this service. We love providing our clients peace of mind!
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