The Importance of Pet Microchipping

The first few hours after the disappearance of a pet are the most crucial. Within the first few hours, the pet has the highest chance of being found. Cats and dogs are curious creatures and sometimes that gets them into trouble. Our veterinarians at Pine Castle Animal Clinic in Orlando support and recommend pet microchipping to improve the odds of being reunited when your furry friend gets lost.

Understanding the Microchipping Process

The microchips used in pets are held in a container about the size of a grain of rice. The microchip contains a special serial number that is registered in a national database containing the pet's name, owner’s name, address, and other contact information. These microchips are placed between the shoulder blades, just under the skin. If a veterinarian or animal control officer scans it, they can see this information and attempt to reunite the pet with its owner. The scanning process is painless. The insertion process doesn't even require anesthesia as it only hurts as much as a regular vaccination and only lasts a few seconds.

Microchipping Shouldn't be the Only I.D.

Make sure that your cat or dog wears a safe collar with a clear name tag attached that includes your current phone number. Furthermore, if your pet is already microchipped, you should take a few minutes to contact the chip registration company and make sure your address and contact information is up-to-date. Many people forget to update the chip registration information when they move or change phone numbers. This information can be easily updated for free online.

Contact Our Trusted Veterinarians in Orlando, FL

Our team at Pine Castle Animal Clinic provides a variety of pet services, including pet microchipping. Even if your furry friend is an indoor pet, accidents happen and sometimes pets get out. If you are interested in microchipping your cat or dog, call our team today at (407) 855-5010 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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