Were you aware that August 15th is Check the Chip Day? This day is all about microchipping. It reminds pet parents to microchip their pets and make sure that their registration information is current. Lost or stolen pets have a higher chance of reuniting with their families if they have a microchip, and the registration information is up-to-date. Today we’re going to explain how you can get your pets microchipped, the benefits of microchipping, and how you can honor Check the Chip Day.
How to Get Your Pets Microchipped
A microchip is a chip placed underneath your pet’s skin and serves as a unique cat or dog I.D. that positively identifies the pet. It is standard practice that shelters, animal control centers, and veterinarians scan the microchip if a pet is found. MCAH offers microchip implantation for all pets and partners with Home Again. The service is quick and easy with minimal pain. Microchipping can happen during your pet’s annual wellness exam, while your pet is being neutered or spayed, or during any brief appointment with a technician. Anesthesia isn’t required, the microchip is the size of a grain of sand, and it’s permanent. If you are interested in microchip implantation for your pet, please contact us.
The Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet
- A Microchip Cannot Be Lost
- A Microchip Will Never Be Impossible to Read
- Over 2 million pets Reunited with Owners Because of Microchips
- Locating Your Pet if They Become Lost, Will be 1,000 Times Easier
How to Honor Check the Chip Day!
- Set up a microchip implantation appointment if you haven’t
- Spread the news about the benefits of microchipping on social media and use the hashtag #checkthechipday
- Ensure that your pet’s registration information is up-to-date (a microchip isn’t useful if the wrong contact information pops up).
The reality is that some pets are very curious and even the most careful owners can wind up with a lost pet. A microchip is the best solution if your pet runs off. If you need more information about microchips, be sure to reach out to one of our experienced veterinarians.
Here at Mount Carmel Animal Hospital, We’ll Treat Your Pets Like Family!
Mount Carmel Animal Hospital has been serving the Northern Baltimore/Southern York community for over 30 years and is proud to be an independently operated, small animal practice committed to excellence in veterinary medicine and client service. From grooming to wellness services, along with Canine Life Skills Training Courses, and surgical procedures, we have the expertise that will best serve the needs of you and your pet. Contact us at 410-343-0200 and follow us on Facebook!