Importance of Microchipping


Bringing in your pet for veterinary services can be important, and one of these veterinary services is microchipping. You may be unfamiliar with the importance of microchipping. At Pershing Animal Hospital in Hyde Park, IL, we want to make sure that you're informed about all the services we offer so you can make the best decision for your pet.

What Is Pet Microchipping?

A microchip is a miniature device about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted beneath your pet's skin, generally between the shoulder blades. The microchip contains a unique identification number that can be read by a special scanner. The scanner is passed over the area of the animal's body where the chip was inserted. When the chip is "read," the information is displayed on the scanner. This information is then looked up in a database, and the pet's owner can be located. Be sure to keep your information up to date if you want the microchipping to be effective.

Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet

Here are a few reasons why it is beneficial to microchip your pet:

  • If your pet is ever lost or stolen, a microchip can be used to help reunite you and your pet.
  • Microchips are permanent, unlike ID tags or collars that can fall off or be taken by a thief.
  • They're relatively inexpensive and easy to insert - the procedure is like getting a vaccine shot.
  • Microchips offer peace of mind in knowing that if your pet ever gets lost, the chances of being reunited are greater.

Finally, microchips usually won’t harm your pet and they shouldn’t experience any pain or discomfort. It's quite like getting a vaccine. We recommend getting your pet microchipped when they are a puppy or kitten when you get them spayed or neutered so that they can be protected for as long as possible.

Learn More about the Importance of Microchipping with a Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital

If you have any questions about the importance of microchipping or would like to schedule an appointment, call us at (773) 288-8888 Pershing Animal Hospital in Hyde Park, IL. Within a few minutes, we can have your pet microchipped for lifelong protection. Our veterinarian at our animal hospital can also provide other important veterinary services your pet needs.

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