While identification tags can help protect your pet, they're not always reliable. If these tags are removed, there may not be a way to identify a missing pet. At Paducah Veterinary Clinic in Paducah, we offer microchipping services that help keep pets safe.
What Is Microchipping and What Does It Do?
Microchipping is a permanent form of identification for your pet. When a pet is microchipped, a tiny computer chip with identifying data is placed under its skin. This chip is about the size of a grain of rice and contains the contact information of its owner.
While microchips don't make it possible to track missing animals, they are a way to identify the owner of a lost animal. A handheld scanner can be used to access the information on a pet's microchip. The information on the chip can be used to reunite missing pets with their owners.
The Importance of Pet Microchipping
Every year, millions of cats and dogs are separated from their owners. Microchipping makes it more likely that your pet will be returned to you if the two of you are separated. It's a highly reliable form of identification that can be updated regularly. A microchip is the most dependable way to identify a pet.
How Microchipping Works
Microchipping is a safe procedure that can be done in-office by your vet. Since microchips are so small, they can be injected into a pet's skin using a needle and syringe. It's a fast, harmless procedure with virtually no recovery time and it can be completed in a single visit. After a pet has been microchipped, you can register your contact information and update it as needed for free online. Microchips are a tamper-proof form of identification that can give you peace of mind.
Don't Wait to Microchip Your Pet!
Losing a pet can be devastating. Microchipping your pet makes it more likely that your missing pet will be returned to you. If you would like to microchip your animal or have questions about the procedure, reach out to Paducah Veterinary Clinic in Paducah. Call our team today at (270) 443-8835 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.