No loving pet parent ever wants to imagine a scenario in which their furry family member becomes lost. Unfortunately, these things happen. The best way to keep your best friend safe is by planning ahead. Microchip identification provides convenient, affordable, permanent protection and peace of mind that traditional forms of ID, such as collars and tags, cannot.
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a miniature device encoded with a number that corresponds to a database that stores your contact information. Should your pet become separated from you, the chip can be scanned at any local animal shelter or veterinary clinic. The information gathered can then help reunite you both for a safe and happy ending.
Does microchipping hurt?
The microchip procedure is fast, easy and virtually painless. The process is completed using a local anesthetic for the comfort of your pet. Once successfully implanted, the chip will remain securely beneath your pet’s skin for the rest of his or her life. You’ll never have to do it again. More importantly, you’ll never have to worry about what will happen should you and your pet become separated.
Is microchipping expensive?
Many pet owners are surprised to discover that microchip implantation is incredibly affordable. Arch Creek Animal Clinic offers this service for a minimal charge. It can be performed either during a wellness visit, while your pet is anesthetized for surgery, or at any other time of your choice.
Don’t risk your pet’s safety. Invest in permanent identification today. Contact Arch Creek Animal Clinic to learn more.