No pet parent ever wants to imagine their animal family member getting loose or running away. Unfortunately, these things happen. The best way to keep your companion safe is by planning ahead. Microchip identification provides convenient, affordable, permanent protection and peace of mind that standard forms of ID, such as collars and tags, cannot.
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a tiny device encrypted with a number that corresponds to a database where your contact information is stored. Should your pet become separated from you, the chip can be scanned at any local veterinary clinic or animal shelter. The information gathered can then help reunite you both safely for a happy ending.
Does microchipping hurt?
Implanting a microchip is quick, easy and virtually painless. The process is completed using a local anesthetic for the comfort of your pet. Once implanted, the chip will remain securely under your pet’s skin for the rest of his or her life. You’ll never have to do it again. More importantly, you’ll never have to worry about what would happen to your pet should you become separated.
Is microchipping expensive?
Many pet owners are surprised to learn that microchip implantation is incredibly affordable. Arapahoe Animal Hospital offers this service for a minimal charge. It can be performed either during a wellness visit, while your pet is anesthetized for surgery, or at any other time of your choice.
Don’t take chances with your best friend’s safety – invest in permanent identification today. Contact us to learn more.