Best Care Animal Hospital
a1, Matthews, NC 28105
May is Chip Your Pet Month, and it's a terrific opportunity to educate yourself on the many benefits of microchipping. According to research from the American Humane Society, around one in three companion animals will likely be separated from their pet parents by theft or getting lost during their lifetime. Of them, very few will ever find their way back home.
Fences and doors help keep pets safely at home, but it only takes a second for an animal to escape or be taken. Having your cat or dog microchipped by a vet is the absolute best way of increasing your chances of being reunited if they're ever lost or stolen. At Best Care Animal Hospital, our team offers fast and easy microchipping for companion animals in Matthews and the surrounding areas and is here to help you protect your beloved companion. Here are some things you need to know about the process of microchipping and its benefits.
Microchipping is a quick and easy process that feels similar to receiving a vaccination The microchip is most often inserted in the excess skin located between the shoulder blades using a syringe. Since the chip is tiny and doesn’t require surgical implantation, there is no need for local or general anesthesia. It takes only a few moments and no recovery time is needed.
Microchips inserted by veterinarians are completely safe and do not contain personal information. Instead, each chip has an identification number that is linked to an account containing your contact info. If you move or get a new phone number, you can quickly update your information online. Doing so is important as it ensures that someone will be able to reach you if your pet is found by a stranger.
By having your pet microchipped, you significantly increase the likelihood of being reunited if tragedy ever strikes. If your cat or dog is brought to an animal hospital or shelter after wandering off or being stolen, a handheld scanner will be used in an attempt to find a chip. As long as the information stored in your account is accurate, someone will contact you to help you reunite with your fur baby.
Having your four-legged friend microchipped is quick, reasonably priced, and boosts your chances of finding your pet should they ever get lost. The decision is yours, however, here at Best Care Animal Hospital in Matthews, our veterinarians highly recommend microchipping in Matthews and the surrounding areas for nearly all of the patients we serve. To request additional information or schedule an appointment, please contact us today.