What would you do if your pet was lost? A collar with an ID tag can be used to identify lost pets, but it's not as reliable as microchipping. At Chino Hills Parkway Pet Hospital in Chino Hills, we can microchip your pet so that it can always find its way back home.
How Does Microchipping Work?
While collars are removable, microchips are a permanent form of identification for pets. Microchips are tiny implants that use radio frequency identification to link your pet to you. These chips are around the size of a grain of rice and can be implanted beneath your pet's skin.
Microchipping isn't invasive and is fairly similar to pet vaccinations. During the implantation procedure, the chip is placed in a needle. This makes it possible to inject the chip into the pet so that it stays under your pet's skin. Usually, the chip will be placed between your pet's shoulder blades.
Once the microchip has been implanted in your pet, you can add your contact information to an online database. This information can be updated at any time. If your pet is separated from you, it can be scanned for a microchip. The scanner will provide your current contact information. It's now standard to check missing pets for microchips, which is why microchipping is so important.
The Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet
While there are many ways to identify your pet, microchipping is much more effective than other methods. If your pet ever goes missing, microchipping makes it more likely that your pet will be returned to you.
Microchipping is also an effective way to prove that you're the owner of your pet. If your pet is stolen, the microchip can be scanned to show that your pet belongs to you. Once your pet has been microchipped, you will know that it can be identified even if it's separated from you.
Are Microchips Safe for Pets?
Once a microchip has been inserted into your pet, it can stay there for the rest of your pet's life. Microchips don't have any moving parts and they don't require a power source. The material that they're made from is designed to be compatible with your pet's body and it will become encased within your pet's tissue, which will keep the chip in place.
Visit Our Veterinarian in Chino Hills, CA
Having your pet microchipped can give you peace of mind. If you're interested in pet microchipping and would like to know more, reach out to Chino Hills Parkway Pet Hospital. Call our team today at (909) 606-8900 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.