Microchipping for Pets
Microchipping your pet is a form of protection you give them and peace of mind for yourself. Microchips are used to identify your pet if they ever get lost. In a perfect world you would be able to locate the exact location of your pet, and microchips are the closest thing to doing that.
How do microchips work?
Microchips are small computer chips usually implanted between the neck and the shoulder of a pet. Each chip has a serial number that can be read by a scanner. That serial number is connected to a database that is created by the manufacturer. Once the chip is implanted, the owner enters their contact details into the company’s database. If your lost pet is taken to a shelter or veterinary clinic they will be scanned for a microchip. If a microchip is detected then the serial number will be found leading to your contact info.
Why should I consider microchipping my pet?
Microchips are far superior to ID tags. An ID tag can break or become disconnected from your pet at any time. With a microchip there is no need to ever replace them as they don’t operate on batteries and they are beneath the skin so they never get lost. Another advantage to implanting a microchip is that if you move you can always update your contact details in the database. To learn more about how microchips are beneficial to your pet give us a call at 506.455.1700.
Is microchipping painful for pets?
Implanting a microchip for your pet causes very little pain. The procedure takes only a few minutes to complete and doesn’t require sedation. Many owners often opt for having a microchip implanted when their pets are already under anesthesia for another procedure as it saves time.