How Does Pet Microchipping Work?
posted: Sep. 20, 2021.
Thousands of pets get lost every year. The thought of getting separated from your best friend is dreadful. That is why you need pet microchipping. At Hillview Veterinary Clinic/Bed & Biscuit, we believe in a pet’s loyalty, trust, and affection. We work to provide the best quality of life for the pet community. If you are considering pet microchipping for your furry friend and live in or around Reynoldsburg, contact our team today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Josh.
How Does Microchipping for Pets Work?
Microchipping is a simple technique that is done at the veterinarian’s office. Microchips are small and about the size of a grain of rice. They use radio frequency to transmit your pet's information to a scanning device. They do not require charging because they do not have batteries and last for over 25 years.
Placing the Microchip
Microchips are inserted just under the skin. The veterinarian places them between the shoulder blades using a needle. The process does not require pain medication or anesthesia. The microchip has a registration number that is linked to a nationwide database that can be easily updated for free online.
Can a Microchip Shift Its Location in My Pet?
The microchip does not move in your pet’s body since your pet’s subcutaneous tissue binds with the chip. This process happens within the first 24 hours. However, there are some cases where the microchip moves a bit, but it will not disappear in your pet.
Inserting a microchip is a safe, easy, and quick procedure. Your pet will feel a little short-lived pain.
The Benefits of Pet Microchipping
- It helps reunite lost pets with their owners.
- A person can remove a collar or tag to steal your pet. However, a microchip is permanent and can be used to prove ownership in a court of law.
Visit Hillview Veterinary Clinic/Bed & Biscuit for Pet Microchipping
Many people lose their pets and never see them again. The odds of being reunited with your furry friend rise significantly when your animal companion is microchipped. If you live in or around Reynoldsburg and are interested in having your cat or dog microchipped, call our team today at (614) 866-2290 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.