At Faith Veterinary Clinic, serving North Brunswick and Somerset, NJ, our passionate staff is dedicated to providing excellent, affordable care for your pets. An important part of caring for your pet is microchipping. Our veterinarian offers microchipping to ensure that you can be reunited with a lost pet. We will guide you through the process of microchipping and answer any questions you have.
What Is Microchipping?
A microchip is a very small electronic chip, about the same size as a grain of rice. A microchip is inserted using a hypodermic needle right under the skin. This causes no discomfort or pain to your pet and causes no aesthetic blemishes. The actual injection is similar to that of a vaccination. Our veterinarian can microchip your pet during a routine visit.
How Microchips Work
A microchip contains an ID number that is specific to your pet for identification purposes in the event that your pet gets lost. You must register the microchip in a national database and include your name and contact information. If your pet gets lost and someone finds it, an electronic scanner is run over the microchip, which will emit the unique ID number that is used to identify your pet. Microchips can be scanned at animal shelters or veterinary clinics. Your information will appear and you can be contacted about your lost pet. Microchips do not work as GPS trackers for your pet. However, with a microchip, the chances of your lost pet being returned greatly improve.
Benefits of Microchipping
Studies show that lost dogs and cats with microchips have a better chance of being successfully returned to their owners than dogs and cats who are not microchipped. No matter how careful you are, there is always a chance of your pet getting lost. Whether it gets scared and runs off, or escapes from the yard, losing a pet is never easy. With a microchip, you can be contacted about your pet and be reunited with it. This often limits the amount of time that a pet is left wandering, decreasing the chances of it getting sick or injured. Additionally, microchips serve as proof of ownership in the event that your pet gets stolen.
Schedule an Appointment at Our Pet Clinic for Microchipping Today
If you want to protect your pet, consider microchipping it. At Faith Veterinary Clinic, serving Somerset and North Brunswick, NJ, our team provides pet microchipping. The process of microchipping is quick, easy, and painless for your pet. It is vital to register the microchip so that you can be contacted if your pet gets lost. Microchipping not only keeps your pet safe, but can give you peace of mind. Our veterinarian will guide you through the process of microchipping and answer any questions that you have. Our goal is to keep your pet happy and healthy. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more.