Tiny Microchip, Huge Protection
...the best chance of coming home
It’s Microchip March! Microchipping your pet is simple, painless and your pet’s best chance of coming home if they get lost. The American Humane Society estimates that 1 in 3 pets will go missing in their lifetime. This statistic may not be important to you until your pet is the one missing. Here are some important facts about microchipping.
Is Microchipping Painful?
Anesthesia is not required for a microchip implant. The procedure is performed in our clinic and is simple and similar to administering a vaccine or a routine shot. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. It’s injected just under the skin and is a permanent pet ID.
Is Microchipping Expensive?
For about the cost of a tank of gas, you can provide your pet a simple, effective way to be identified and reunited with your family. During March microchipping the cost is only $34.99! That's $20 off the regular price.
Do Cats Need to be Microchipped?
Cats often do not wear collars and may not have any other form of ID. A recent study showed that less than 2% of cats without microchips were returned home. However, if a cat is microchipped, the return-to-owner rate is 20 times higher than if the cat was not microchipped.
How Does it Work?
Once injected, the microchip becomes a permanent pet ID. It has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pet's shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency where the chip is located to transmit the microchip's unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet. If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat ID code. This number is used to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.
Make the simple and easy choice this month to microchip your pets. For more information about microchipping check out the short video on our
or call the clinic at 967-7383.
Julie Grimes, DVM
Melissa Joseph Miller, DVM
Sarah Foster, DVM