Using pet microchips can be an incredibly useful way to take care of and protect your pets. In fact, microchip technology is found in so many aspects of our daily lives, it only makes sense to apply it to pets. Pet microchips are designed to be used for your pets to effectively and efficiently provide a unique form of permanent identification. Ultimately, these microchips are incredibly tiny and are placed inside your pet, easily accessible by any veterinarian. Here are the key facts you should know regarding how your vet microchips your pets and exactly what to expect with the microchipping process.
Placing The Microchip In Your Pup
When it comes to effectively and efficiently microchipping your dog, before inserting it into your pup, the vet will sterilize it for proper sanitization and safety. In fact, it’s the needle that actually contains the microchip that will be placed or loaded into your pet. The standard process for dogs would involve inserting the microchip into the subcutaneous tissue all along the dorsal middle — or better understood as the spine — between the pup’s shoulder blades. For the proper placement of the microchip, the dog will either be laying down or standing to allow for loose skin to be easily touched and maneuvered.
The microchip is typically read via a microchip scanner. In fact, the microchip scanner will oftentimes be able to detect a specific electronic code that is embedded into the chip itself, and then will display the identification number directly on the scanner’s screen. The reality is, your pet’s microchip may migrate over time, or simply move out of position. Ultimately, the microchip reader gets passed through the entire pet’s body to ensure it can register the microchip and provide the proper information you are seeking when using the microchip reader itself.
When you microchip pets, you make sure they always have identification with them. If they get lost and are found without a collar, someone can take them to a vet and have them scanned. The information on the microchip will list the pet’s name, home, and vaccination status.
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 to educate clients on their pets’ needs and understand the importance of individualized veterinary care to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets. Therefore, 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 and after-hours on-call emergency services.