As a pet owner, it is important to make sure that your cat or dog stays safe and healthy. At Paducah Veterinary Clinic in Paducah, KY, we offer microchipping to help you reunite with your pet if it is lost and provide peace of mind. Before visiting us, continue reading to learn more about microchipping below!


What is Microchipping?

Microchipping involves the insertion of a tiny electronic chip that is about the size of a grain of rice, which is placed the pet’s skin. The chip contains a unique identification number that can be scanned by a veterinarian or animal shelter using a handheld scanner. This identification number is also linked to the pet owner's contact information in a national pet recovery database.

The Benefits of Microchipping

The primary benefit of microchipping is its role in reuniting lost pets with their owners. Unlike collars and tags, which can break or become lost, microchips provide a permanent form of identification that cannot be easily removed. In cases where a lost pet is found, a quick scan of the microchip can swiftly reunite it with its owner. Additionally, microchipping offers peace of mind to pet owners, knowing that they have taken proactive steps to safeguard their pet's well-being.

The Procedure

Microchipping is a simple and quick procedure that can be performed during a routine veterinary visit. Our veterinarians will inject the microchip beneath the pet's skin using a syringe, which typically causes minimal discomfort akin to a standard vaccination. Once implanted, there is no need for maintenance, as the microchip remains in place for the duration of the pet's life.

Ensuring Lifetime Protection

It's important to note that microchipping is not a substitute for other forms of identification, such as collars and tags. Rather, it serves as an additional layer of protection and offers a reliable means of identification if other forms become lost or damaged. At Paducah Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians emphasize the importance of combining microchipping with traditional identification methods to ensure full protection for pets.

Contact us for an Appointment Today!

If you're considering microchipping, contact Paducah Veterinary Clinic in Paducah, KY, at (270) 443-8835 today. We are happy to tell you more about the procedure and set you up with an appointment. When you’re looking for a veterinarian near me, our team looks forward to assisting you!

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