Town & Country Veterinary Hospital strongly encourages the practice of microchipping, even for pets that primarily reside indoors. This precaution is vital because, despite being indoor dwellers, pets can still manage to escape and become lost. According to estimates from the American Humane Society, over 10 million dogs or cats are reported lost each year, and regrettably, a substantial portion of these lost pets never find their way back to their owners.
- Microchips, in contrast to collars and tags, are secure and provide permanent identification for a pet's entire lifespan.
- With a 25-year rating, microchips eliminate the need for replacement or recharging during the pet's lifetime.
- Microchipping is a straightforward, relatively painless, and cost-effective procedure.
Significance of Microchipping
Once implanted, the microchip can be effortlessly scanned to locate your information. Animal control officers and veterinary hospital personnel consistently start by scanning for a microchip when presented with a lost animal. With a microchip, the owner's information can be promptly accessed, facilitating a swift reunion. However, it's imperative to ensure that your contact information is regularly updated in the microchip registry for optimal effectiveness.
The Microchipping Procedure
- Consultation: Our veterinarians will thoroughly discuss the microchipping process, addressing any questions or concerns you may have.
- Implantation: Using a sterile applicator, the microchip—approximately the size of a grain of rice—is safely inserted under your pet's skin.
- Registration: We will guide you through registering the microchip with your contact information in a national pet recovery database, ensuring that your details remain current and easily accessible.
Take the proactive step of scheduling a microchipping appointment today at Town & Country Veterinary Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT, and initiate the process of safeguarding your pet's well-being, providing enduring peace of mind.