One of the most important things you can do to ensure your pet’s safety is make certain that he or she can be identified if lost. A frightening number of pets enter the animal shelter system each year simply because animal control has no means by which to return a pet to its loving home. Sometimes these pets are returned safely to their owners but, often, they are not. Microchipping is the most important step you can take to ensure
And, while collars and tags are helpful and should be used, they can easily fall off or be removed. Microchips, however, are a permanent form of identification. How does it work? A small chip, the size of a grain of rice, is implanted under your pet’s skin in the same manner as giving a vaccine. Here at Animal Hospital Southwest, we use the Home Again microchip. This chip contains information about your pet and can be read using a special scanner. We will supply you with the means to register your pet’s microchip information with a national database. Most veterinary hospitals and animal control agencies have these special scanners and use them to identify stray pets.
Make certain that your furry friend never gets lost with no way home. Call for an appointment today.