Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make it back home. Even if your pet wears a collar and identification tag, collars can break off and tags can become damaged and unreadable, so these forms of identification may not be enough to ensure your pet’s safe return. Your pet needs a form of identification that can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will be safely returned to you.

Microchips are important for pets of all ages

Although the microchips can be placed under the skin while your pet is awake, microchipping is routinely done at the time of their spay/neuter. If your pet is already an adult, you should still consider microchipping them. Unfortunately, we still hear stories of adult indoor pets sneaking outside, only to become lost because they are unfamiliar with their environment.

Other forms of identification are not nearly as reliable as the microchip. Microchipping is a safe, affordable, and effective way to help ensure your pet’s return if the unthinkable happens.

Ask us about microchipping your pet today!

Microchips: what you need to know

Using a small implantation device, microchips are placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The placement only takes a few seconds and can be conducted while they are awake. About the size and shape of a grain of rice, the microchip carries your pet’s vital information —including your name, address, and contact information.

After the microchip is impacted in your pet, our staff provides you with information to register your pet in a national pet recovery database. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country have electronic scanners that can be used to detect the microchip and read the identification number. If a lost pet is picked up by animal control or shelter, a scan of your pet would reveal the microchip identification number. A quick call to the pet recovery database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified. You are then contacted and reunited with your pet!

I am overwhelmed by the compassion and understanding at Confederate Woods. I truly feel that each staff member is genuinely interested and concerned with the care of my pets.

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