Pet Microchipping for Peace of Mind
When you get your pet microchipped, you can rest easy knowing your pet will have permanent identification should the unexpected happen. Identification tags can fall off collars, and collars can fall off or be taken off your pet. According to a study done by the American Veterinary Medical Association, microchipped pets who found their way to animal shelters were returned to their owners in dramatically larger numbers than pets who were not microchipped. When paired with microchip reading pet feeders, each pet’s specific diet and intake amount can be controlled in multi-pet households. Pet microchipping is a quick, easy process and the Datamars brand we use at Fairview gives our patients and owners in Decatur access to one of the most advanced microchip technology.
How Microchipping Works
When you bring your companion in for pet microchipping, an electronic device called a microchip is inserted underneath their skin between the shoulder blades. The microchip is as tiny as the size of a grain of rice and the process is completely painless and requires no sedation. Once your pet is microchipped, they are registered on a national database that holds your contact information should they become lost. Pets can become lost for any variety of reasons, and it’s important to get them microchipped even if they only stay indoors. It takes just a moment for a companion animal to run out a door accidentally left open. Most U.S. animal shelters and veterinary practices have electronic scanners that read your pet’s unique microchip I.D. and can contact you promptly if they find your pet.
With our Datamars brand microchips, we’re able to give pet owners access to an extensive pet recovery database. Microchipping is always a good idea to do for your pet’s safety, but it’s especially important to do before you travel with your companion. Our pet microchipping database allows owners, rescue workers and veterinarians to look for an animal’s unique identification code in over 30 different countries. Even if you have a world traveling pet, you can still dramatically increase the chances they’re returned to you. New places take pets out of their usual routine and the sights and sounds of a foreign place will more likely lead them astray. Please contact us with any questions about pet microchipping! We want to keep your loved one safe and cared for.