Microchipping your pet is one of the easiest ways to protect your pet. If your cat or dog escapes your house or car and runs off, you may never see your pet again. However, if your pets are microchipped, they will have a permanent tie to your contact information. Our veterinarian at The Vet in Springboro can insert a microchip into your pet and help you sign up with a pet registry.
What the Microchips Do
When a cat or dog is microchipped, the chip simply sits right under the animal's skin. It contains a unique code that is linked to a registry that contains your contact information, so in the event that your pet ever goes missing, he can be returned to you.
If your pet runs off and is found by someone, that person can take the animal to a vet, who will use a chip reader to try to retrieve your contact information. Once a vet has your contact information, he or she can contact you and arrange for you to pick up your pet. A pet that has no form of identification, either tags or a microchip, goes to a local shelter or pound.
With the holidays coming up, microchipping is even more important. A visitor could leave your door open and the pet could get out, you could be in an accident and your pet could escape the car, local fireworks could scare the pet and make him run away, and a host of other potential issues could all result in the loss of your pet.
Microchips are affordable and don't cause any pain. You may have to pay a small fee for registration, but it's worth it when you consider the alternative is not seeing your pet again.
Do Not Delay Microchipping
The Vet in Springboro, in Springboro, OH, can take care of microchipping your pet. The procedure is simple and can be performed at any regular wellness exam. Call (937)-748-6363 for an appointment.