Many people consider microchipping for their pets as an extra layer of protection. While it is not a requirement for pets, microchipping certainly has its advantages. At The Village Vet in Baltimore, microchipping is one of the many veterinary services we provide for our furry friends. Here are some of the common questions we get asked regarding the microchipping process.
What Is Pet Microchipping?
Microchipping serves as a way to identify your pet permanently. It can serve much better than an I.D. collar that is at risk of falling off or fading over time. The device is only as big as a single grain of rice, which gets implanted under the pet's skin.
How Do They Work?
A pet microchip can be scanned by a veterinarian or animal shelters that have access to special devices. The information that is provided on the microchip can then be used to connect the owner and pet.
How Is The Microchip Implanted?
It only takes a few minutes to get your pet's microchip implanted. We do this by pinching a small amount of skin and using a needle, much like a vaccine, to implant it. Your pet doesn't have to be under anesthesia for the procedure, but it can be done that way if the animal is already having something else done.
Why Is It Beneficial For My Pet To Be Microchipped?
Using a microchip is cost-effective and proven to help lost pets get reunited with their owners. Furthermore, unlike collars, there is no maintenance required, and you will have peace of mind for years to come. The most important aspect to remember is updating your information if you move or change phone numbers.
Make an Appointment with Our Veterinarians in Baltimore
The Village Vet is honored to be your preferred animal hospital for preventative care, emergency vet services, vaccines, and much more. We encourage all pet owners to get their dogs and cats microchipped. Call our team today at (410) 367-8111 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.