When it comes to your pet’s overall health and safety, microchips can be a useful way to protect them. Smaller than a grain of rice, microchips are magnificent when protecting and locating lost pets. Microchips work to provide an extra layer of protection for your pets that surpass a collar and ID tag. As a result, investing in a microchip could be the best thing you do for your furry friend. Here are just some of the critical perks associated with a pet microchip.
They Are Always There
Unlike collars or tags, pet microchips cannot fall off your pet. They are injected into your pet and are unable to be removed. As a result, tracking down your pet is easier and extremely convenient and practical with a pet microchip. The microchip is traditionally injected into your pet between their shoulder blades and, therefore, won’t move or degrade. The microchips can be inserted during routine dental or surgical procedures, or inserted without anesthesia. The sensation resembles that of a regular vaccination, so your pet won’t feel any discomfort.
The Weird Science Of Microchips
For pet owners, ensuring their furry friends are safe and secure at all times is a genuine concern. Pet microchips and their advanced science do their part to alleviate worry owners have about their pets and what may happen to them if they run loose. Essentially, each pet microchip sends a unique number to the handheld scanning device used to read the chip. This number is stored in a national microchip database. If your pet is lost and taken to a vet for inspection, the vet can scan the microchip and discover the pet’s information, including their home address.
The Future Is Here
The futuristic technology present in pet microchips is already fairly commonplace. It is already mandatory practice at most shelters or pet rescues to implant a pet microchip before adoption. These microchips contain the name, address, and phone number of the pet owner. If you ever move or change your number, you simply contact the chip manufacturer to update the database’s information. These tiny microchips can make a world of difference in keeping pets safe and making sure they can always get back to their families.
We Would Love the Opportunity to Care for Your Furry Friends!
Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.