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Importance of Pet Microchipping

Pet Microchipping

Pet microchipping is a procedure that more and more pet owners are having conducted to protect their animals. If you are interested in having this process done for your cat or dog, contact El Paso Animal Hospital in Derby to make an appointment with our veterinarian. Here is some general information about pet microchipping to read over so you learn about the process and how it can help your pet.

What Microchipping Is

Microchipping is the name of the process used to place an implant in the skin of your pet. This chip holds information about your identity, so if your pet happens to become lost, there is a better chance of reuniting with it. The procedure is done in the comfort of our vet's office after an examination is conducted of your pet's health.

How The Procedure Is Done

Our veterinarian will first ask you to provide them with your address, phone number, and other pertinent information. This will be input into a database and uploaded via computer to the implant that will be placed in your pet's body. The process is easy and fast. It is done with a needle, similar to the type used for immunizing a pet. The implant is placed between a pet's shoulder blades since this is an area of the body that they are unable to access easily. The process will only cause your pet minimal discomfort.

Why Microchipping Is So Important

If your pet is microchipped, and it strays away from your home, someone who finds it will be likely to bring it to a vet or humane society. At these facilities, a chip reader is available to find out your identifying information. You will then be alerted that your pet was found. There is also no question that the pet belongs to you if someone else tries to claim it.

Call El Paso Animal Hospital in Derby!

Contact El Paso Animal Hospital in Derby today to make an appointment with our veterinarian to have an examination conducted along with the microchipping procedure. Call our vet's office at (316) 788-1000 to find out more information.

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