Pet Microchipping at The Vet in Springboro
There is nothing quite as heartbreaking as having a pet get lost or stolen. However, with a quick and easy procedure known as pet microchipping, your pet’s chances of getting returned to your loving arms are dramatically increased. Here’s what our veterinarian at The Vet in Springboro, OH wants every pet owner to know about microchipping.
What are Microchips and How Do They Work?
Our Springboro vet can place a tiny oblong microchip about the size of a grain of rice into the neck region of your pet right in the office. This procedure is virtually pain-free for pets, no anesthesia is required, and they will likely feel no more discomfort than they do during routine vaccinations. This procedure can be completed in seconds as well.
Microchips are only activated when a found pet is taken to a veterinarian or animal shelter and scanned with a detection device for a chip. Pets with these inexpensive chips will emit a signal that tells the rescue location information about the owner, so they can be contacted and recover their pet. The key here is that only the latest information given to the database you contract with will be available, so keeping that current at all times is essential.
The Vast Benefits of Pet Microchips
Our Springboro, OH veterinarian recommends that all cats and dogs get microchipped due to the procedure’s affordability, low risks, and the fact that they have been proven to dramatically increase pet recovery rates. The American Veterinary Medical Association states that more than half of chipped dogs are recovered along with 40 percent of cats. Those statistics are much higher than the 20 percent or fewer recovery rates of pets who aren’t microchipped.
Another benefit of chipping your cat or dog is that you will have a backup plan should the animal’s tags fall off during one their adventures. Collars tend to get hung up on things in the great outdoors, but a microchip remains permanently in place and should not require any maintenance or replacement for the lifetime of your pet. Just remember, any time you change your phone number or address, be sure to contact the microchip database to update your information right away.
Contact The Vet in Springboro About Pet Microchipping
Don’t let your precious pet be lost forever with minimal hope of recovery. Contact The Vet in Springboro online, or call us at 937-748-6363 today to schedule an appointment to give your furry friend the benefits of this invaluable, quick procedure.