Importance of Microchipping your Pet
Losing a pet is a traumatic event that owners never want to happen. While we do our best to protect our pets with collars and tags, it is sometimes not enough. Collars and tags can break off, and if that happens when your pets run away, finding them becomes difficult. Here at El Paso Animal Hospital, serving Wichita and Derby, our veterinarians and staff want owners to be reunited with their pets if such a case happens, so we are happy to offer microchipping to increase the odds of reuniting with lost pets.
What Is Microchipping?
In essence, microchipping is a process that involves inserting a small computer chip, which is about the size of a grain of rice, under the skin of a dog or cat, providing a unique number to identify the pet if it becomes lost.
Microchipping Gives That Extra Security That Pets Need to Return Home
Microchipping is one way that a lost pet can return home. In fact, studies show that over fifty percent of microchipped dogs were reunited with their owners, while just over twenty percent of microchipped cats were returned home after being separated or lost. The microchip can’t break off or fall like collars and tags. Anyone who finds your pets can take them to a vet clinic or shelter to have them scanned for a chip. Once the chip is scanned, their unique number is looked up into a database to find your contact information, ultimately reaching you and reuniting your pets with ease.
Is Your Pet Microchipped? Call to Schedule an Appointment Today.
If you have pets, you need to have them microchipped. It only takes a moment for your pets to become separated from you and potentially lost. Talk to our veterinarians at El Paso Animal Hospital, serving the Wichita and Derby area, today about microchipping. Schedule your pets’ microchipped appointment today. Our number is 316-788-1000.