The playful pet may think it is a fun adventure to lead you on a wild chase around the neighborhood. It is a fact that pets can get separated from their families and lost. Sadly, there are many pets, especially cats, that are never reunited with their families. That’s why we recommend that all pets be microchipped to increase their chances of being reunited with their rightful owners.
Mount Carmel Animal Hospital offers microchip implantation for all pets. This service is quick and virtually painless and takes just a minute or two. It can be done during your pet’s annual wellness exam, while your puppy or kitten is being neutered, or during a brief technician appointment.
Microchipping your pet gives them the best chance of being reunited with your family. It is standard practice in shelters, animal control facilities and veterinary centers to scan for a microchip when a pet is found. Collars and ID tags are important but can be lost while a microchip cannot. The microchip will speak for your pet and let caretakers know that your pet has a family that loves him and her and wants to be reunited. The advantages of the microchip are undeniable:
- No anesthesia required
- Microchip is the size of a grain of sand
- Permanent – never wears out
- 50,000 scanners nation wide
- Over 2 million pets reunited with owners
How the Microchip Works
A HomeAgain microchip is a permanent pet ID. A pet microchip—the size of a grain of rice—goes beneath your pet’s skin. The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pet’s shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary where the chip is located to transmit the microchip’s unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.
For more information on HomeAgain microchips and services visit www.homeagain.com
Contact us to schedule an appointment to have your pet microchipped.