A microchip can significantly improve the chances that a lost pet will return home. The Southside Animal Hospital staff highly recommends this straightforward and speedy procedure.
A small microchip is inserted between the dog or cat’s shoulder blades (other animals, such as horses, ferrets, and most mammals, can be microchipped too). A scanner can read the microchip’s identifying number, which is present on it. A vet clinic or shelter can scan the animal’s chip to identify the animal’s owner.
When your pet is microchipped, your veterinarian will request your most recent contact information, which is entered into a national database. Your pet’s microchip will permanently link your name, address, and phone number to the distinct 15-digit number, enabling prompt identification of your pet in the event of its disappearance.