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A microchip can significantly improve the chances that a lost pet will return home. The Muddy Creek Animal Hospital staff highly recommends this quick and easy operation.
If your pet disappears, keep them safe.
Numerous pets who go missing each year never return home. Pets frequently go without collars or tags, especially indoor pets. Even though your pet is wearing a collar and identification tag, these identification methods might not be sufficient to ensure their safe return. Collars can come undone, and labels can get dirty and become unreadable. Your pet needs a dependable form of identification that is impossible to lose, steal, or damage. The likelihood that your pet will return safely can be considerably increased using a microchip, a secure and convenient identification method.
A microchip is implanted beneath your pet’s skin, between the shoulder blades, and is roughly the size and shape of a grain of rice. The implantation of a microchip is relatively safe and takes just a few minutes. Each microchip is distinct and contains essential details about your pet, like your name, address, and phone number. When a pet is microchipped at our hospital, we will register the microchip to the information that we have on file. If you ever move or your phone number changes, you must contact the microchip company and update your information.
When your pet’s microchip number is registered, your pet is added to a nationwide database for pet recovery. Everywhere in the nation, there are veterinary clinics, animal shelters, and animal control facilities with specialized electronic scanners that can find the microchip and read the identifying number. The microchip company is informed that a lost pet has been located. From there, the pet’s owner can be called, and the two can be reunited!
Microchipping is possible for pets at all life stages, from puppies and kittens to adult dogs or cats. We recommend microchipping your pet, even indoors, as indoor pets can mistakenly venture outside and become lost. This is a safe and effective method to ensure your pet’s return in the event of the unthinkable.