Consider what you would do in the moments after finding out your pet is lost. This is not something cat and dog owners want to think about. However, it's important to prepare for this heartbreaking possibility. Microchipping is the answer to this scenario, providing your dog or cat with permanent identification.
What are microchips?
Microchips are a form of identification used to help reunite lost pets with their families. It is a small chip, around the size of a grain of rice, inserted underneath your dog or cat's skin between the shoulder blades. We use EIDAP microchips, which are connected to the worldwide EIDAP database. According to EIDAP, pets with microchips are 20 times more likely to be reunited with their owners. This is because when a pet is implanted with a microchip, it is permanent and tamper-proof. If a lost dog or cat is recovered and brought to a veterinary office or shelter, it will be scanned for a microchip. A unique 15-digit number is associated with the contact information you provided when the microchip was registered with an animal registry. You will then be contacted to bring your dog or cat home.
How is the microchip detectable with a power source?
A microchip transmits the unique identification number through radio frequency identification (RFID) when scanned. Since a microchip has no moving parts, you won't have to worry about replacing the battery at any point. The microchip we implant will last your pet their entire lifetime. You also won't have to worry about the microchip causing your cat or dog any harm internally. It is encased in a type of glass that is impenetrable or doesn't interfere with the surrounding tissue between the patient's shoulder blades. Soon after implantation, a layer of tissue envelopes the microchip, ensuring it stays in place. If you're interested in having your pet microchipped, please contact us at 709-256-3891.