Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Although pet owners do whatever they can to protect their animals, pets still have the possibility of getting lost or stolen. At Farview Veterinary Hospital, we know that if your beloved cat or dog goes missing, it can be a very traumatic experience. That's why we offer pet microchipping. Microchipping your animal will ensure you have a better chance of being reunited with it.

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What Is a Microchip?

A microchip is a small electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is implanted between a dog or cat's shoulder blades. When scanned, the chip reveals a unique identification number that is associated with your pet and linked to your contact information. If your pet is separated from you, shelters, police stations, and veterinary offices have the technology to scan the animal's microchip. They will be able to contact you thanks to the information on the microchip.  

How Is a Microchip Implanted?

No surgery or anesthesia is necessary. Our veterinarians will implant the chip using a hypodermic needle. This procedure can happen during a pet's annual veterinary exam. The process is typically quick and no more painful than a standard vaccination. There is no need to worry about possible side effects or other long-term complications from microchipping your animal.

What Care Is Necessary After a Chip Has Been Implanted?

No pet care is needed after the microchip has been implanted except for monitoring the area. However, if you notice any abnormalities such as oozing or swelling at the implant site after the chip is implanted, contact Farview Veterinary Hospital for further care instructions. 

It's essential that you ensure your pet's microchip has been registered with your contact information. If you ever move or your contact info changes, you will need to ensure that information is updated on the pet registry so that you can be properly contacted if your pet goes missing. 

It is also important to know that your pet's microchip doesn't replace ID tags. Your cat or dog should still wear tags as another way to help it be reunited with you should it become lost. In addition, your pet's microchip is not connected to a GPS, meaning you cannot use it to track your pet's exact location. 

Contact Our Animal Hospital for Pet Care from Our Vets in Independence

If you'd like to keep your pet from getting lost, schedule an appointment with our team at Farview Veterinary Hospital. Our veterinary team is dedicated to providing pets the care they need to live long and healthy lives. Keep your pet well protected by ensuring it is microchipped. Contact our professional staff at (816) 257-5454 to learn more about how we help pets in Independence and surrounding areas.  

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