If you've ever fretted about losing your pet and unable to locate them safely back to you, our veterinarians are here for you at our Springboro, OH Clinic. Microchipping is an implant identification that is placed under the skin of your animal and allows for them to reunite with their owners in cases of lost and found pets. The chip is about the size of a large grain of rice, typically 1/2 inch in length, and uses passive Radio Frequency Identification.
The Benefits of Microchipping
Our veterinarian routinely searches for chips in lost animals. We want to give you peace of mind that your pet will be returned to you quickly and safely. Microchips are used by breeders, shelters, rescue groups, kennels, trainers, and humane societies to avoid the cost. And the cost of unnecessary housing, food, medical care, fostering, or in some cases, euthanasia can be minimized by microchipping your pet. At the Vet in Springboro, OH, we do our best to give your beloved pet an I.D. that is known and used nationwide.
Matching the microchip tag with your pet's vaccination record is an optimal benefit to returning your animal safely to you. Our patients appreciate the microchipping service we provide, as it rounds out a comprehensive and essential approach to our veterinary care.
When a lost animal is brought into a clinic or shelter the I.D. tag is scanned by a hand-held device to read the individual code that matches the records of the pet's owner. Our veterinarian has this scanner available at our Springboro clinic in the event we need to contact the owner of a lost animal.
Microchipping is a painless procedure for your pet, and just to be clear, it is not a GPS tracking system, but rather the radio-frequency identification transponder that allows us to reunite you with your lost animal.
Does a Microchip Replace Rabies Tags and Identification Tags?
We receive this question quite frequently at our clinic. The answer is NO. Microchipping is tamper-proof; therefore your privacy is intact. However, a microchip doesn't replace an up-to-date rabies vaccination tag or a current I.D. tag on the collar of your pet. It's a quick process to read the tag and contact the owner of an animal directly with identification tags. Microchipping requires a more in-depth identification that only a veterinarian or animal shelter is capable of performing.
If your animal does not wear a collar with an I.D. or rabies tag, chances are the microchip is the only solution to the pet's owner being located.
Give Your Pets the Gift of Safety
Contact us with your questions or concerns. Request your microchipping tag appointment today!