Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often. But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should they ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure, and is completely safe. This microchip is registered with your pet’s vital information, and can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter so that they can return your pet directly to you.
What is a Microchip
A microchip is a small, rice-sized chip that is implanted under the skin of a pet. It contains a unique identification number that can be used to identify the pet and locate the owner if the pet becomes lost.
To check for a microchip, a veterinarian or trained professional will use a microchip scanner to scan the animal's body. The scanner sends out a radio frequency that activates the microchip, causing it to transmit its identification number. The scanner then displays the identification number, which can be used to locate the owner through a database of registered microchips.
It is worth getting a microchip for your pet because it is a permanent and reliable way to identify your pet and increase the chances of being reunited if they become lost. Many shelters and veterinarians will automatically scan for a microchip when an animal is brought to them, so having a microchip can make it much easier to reunite with your pet if they become lost.
In addition, many states have laws requiring dogs and cats to be microchipped before they can be licensed, and some airlines and other organizations may require microchipping as a condition for travel or entry.
Overall, getting a microchip for your pet is a simple and effective way to protect them and ensure that they can be returned to you if they become lost.
How to check a pet for Microchip?
Microchip, can be checked at our clinic with a microchip scanner and scan the pets body. The scanner is a handheld device that sends out a radio frequency that activates the microchip, causing it to transmit its identification number. The scanner then displays the identification number, which can be used to locate the owner through a database of registered microchips.
We simply scan the animal's body with scanner and it will display identification number and will emit a beeping sound if it detects a microchip.