Microchip Implantation for Cats and Dogs
Don’t wait until something bad happens to microchip your pet! Losing your pet is one of the worst feelings in the world! By performing a microchip implantation in your pet, you can ensure their safe return home.
At Giles County Animal Hospital, we encourage every pet to receive a microchip implantation. A microchip is the best and most effective way to find your pet in the event that he or she becomes lost or is stolen. A microchip is a small, grain size chip that is implanted between your pet’s shoulder blades. Microchip implantations do not require any form of sedation, and can be performed during a regular wellness exa.!
How a Microchip Works
Microchips are encoded with information unique to you and your pet. In the event that your pet has become missing, most animal hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control services have the equipment necessary to read your pet’s microchip. Once their microchip has been scanned, the shelter, hospital, or animal control can access the AVMA website and contact you as soon as possible.
If you have found a lost pet and are unsure of whether or not they have a microchip, please contact your nearest animal hospital, animal shelter, or animal control to scan that pet’s microchip. You can also use the Pet Microchip Lookup website to find information based on the pet’s microchip number.
Please call us today for more information about a microchip implantation for your pet or with any questions or concerns regarding your pet’s health and behavior, or to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.