Microchipping

Your pet’s health is our top priority.

APPOINTMENT

Don’t lose your pet!

Microchipping your pet is recommended for dogs and cats of all breeds and ages. It’s safe for puppies and kittens as well as older pets who may wander away from home. Enrolling in the program will allow you to access our online database for storing your pet’s health information and make any necessary changes to your ownership profile.

If you want to improve your pet’s chances of getting home fast and safe, if it were to go missing, microchipping is your best choice.

Already have a microchip? Look up your information here.

Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give him or her the best chance of getting home. With microchipping, you can.

Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is placed just under the loose skin at the back of the neck. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. The veterinary hospital or shelter then calls the chip manufacturer, retrieves the pet owner’s contact information, and calls the owner.

Let’s face it, the method for taking a pet’s temperature can be uncomfortable for our pets. With the new TempScan microchip, getting a fast and accurate temperature is quick and non-invasive. And, since your pet will get his or her temperature taken at each and every veterinary visit, this will go a long way in helping your pet feel less anxiety when coming to seeing the veterinarian.

Even the most responsible pet owners can’t always guarantee their pets won’t get lost. A leash could break or slip out of your hand, a pet could push through a screen door or window, or a contractor or friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open.

We recommend using a microchip, along with a collar and ID tag, to identify your pet. An ID tag is still a reliable identification method. Pets that have tags with current contact information are more likely to not end up in shelters and tend to get home faster than those without tags. However, collars and ID tags aren’t permanent and can be removed (overnight or for grooming); pets can also lose them. With a microchip, your pet will have a much better chance of being identified and returned to you. Pets without microchips that end up in shelters may be adopted out to another family or even euthanized.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet. Although we hope your pet never becomes lost, we want you to be prepared. We can also suggest a plan to have in place, so if your pet does go missing, you’ll be able to act quickly.