The Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet
Microchips are extremely small devices that carry a unique identification number. These chips are typically embedded under the loose skin between your pet’s shoulder blades and are built to last the duration of your pet’s life. The process of placing a microchip in your pet is a pain-free and easy process that can be done during any normal checkup at your local veterinarian. Once your pet has been microchipped, you will need to register the unique ID with a national pet recovery database where you can input any relevant owner information. In the case that your pet ever gets lost and is recovered by a shelter or vet, one of the first things they will do is scan the pet for a microchip so that they can contact the owner.
Although no pet owner wants to think about their pet getting lost, the fact is that one in three pets become lost at some point in their lives. By microchipping your pet, you significantly increase the chances of your pet getting returned to you. Although name tags with owner information are useful as well, they run the risk of tearing off. Since microchips are embedded inside the pet and have no moving parts, they will be there for many years and never have to be replaced. It’s important to note that although microchips are very useful, they are not GPS-tracking devices and won’t provide information on your pet’s whereabouts in real-time.
Get Your Pet Microchipped At Town & Country Veterinary Hospital
For all your pet microchipping questions and needs, visit our staff at Town & Country Veterinary Hospital in the San Antonio area. Our staff is specially trained to help treat every single one of your pets with top-notch care. No matter the situation or emergency, Town & Country Veterinary Hospital has you and your loved one covered.