Do I Need To Microchip My Pet?


Microchipping your pet is an easy, safe, and long-lasting way to ensure your pet has the necessary information to find their way home in case they ever get lost. Although we never want to think about it, losing a pet happens very frequently, and pets that are found but aren’t able to be identified get sent to animal shelters. 

When a lost pet gets sent to the shelter or veterinarian, one of the first things they will do is scan the pet for a microchip. These microchips are small chips (about the size of a grain of rice) that are inserted under the loose skin between the shoulder blades. These chips don’t have any batteries or moving parts of their own, they get activated and transmit an ID number when a scanner is passed over them. When properly registered, this ID number can be looked up on a pet registry to find and contact the owner. 

Getting your pet microchipped is a low-cost and effective solution to get your pet returned in case they ever go missing. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), dogs with microchips get returned to their owners over 50% of the time, compared to only 20% of the time for pets without microchips. Since microchips can only be activated using a scanner, it’s also important to place an ID tag on your pet’s collar that has up-to-date information as well. And don’t forget to update your information with your pet’s microchip registry service if you move!

Keep Your Dog Safe! Bring Them To Eastex Veterinary Clinic And We Can Microchip Them For You

Once a pet is microchipped and the chip is registered properly, you don’t have to worry about it again. The microchips are designed to last a lifetime! Bring your canine over to Eastex Veterinary Clinic in the Humble area and our experienced veterinarians will guide you through the process. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

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