Losing a beloved pet is heartbreaking. No matter how protective you are with your animal, pets can still get lost or stolen. Microchipping your animal is one of the best ways to ensure you two reunite if ever separated. At the Cat and Dog Clinic of Cobb in Marietta, GA, we strongly urge pet owners to consider microchipping their pets.
How Does Microchipping Work?
A microchip is a small computer chip our veterinarian implants under the pet's skin. It contains a unique identification number that links your pet to your contact information. If your pet becomes lost, and someone finds them. The animal hospital or shelter will use a scanner to determine if the lost pet has a microchip. The identification number associated with your pet is linked to your information in a database. The animal hospital, shelter, or police station can then contact you to be reunited with your best friend.
What Are the Benefits of Microchipping?
Microchipping is the best method to reunite you and your pet if ever separated. Unlike ID tags, microchips do not break or fall off. They are with your pet even if your pet wanders off and gets lost.
What Happens During a Microchip Procedure?
Once you decide to have your pet microchipped, here at Cat and Dog Clinic of Cobb, the procedure is simple. At your pet's annual exam, our veterinarian can insert the tiny chip via needle injection. It is a similar procedure to a vaccination. The needle deposits the chip under the skin. It's vital to follow up and register your microchip in the database with your contact information.
What's the Difference Between Microchips and ID Tags?
Both microchips and ID tags are great ways to identify your dog or cat. A tag is the first method of identification. When a lost pet is found, the ID tag displays a phone number for a quick return of your beloved pet. A microchip works in a setting where scanning equipment is available. This usually happens when a collar has come off, or a tag is lost.
Contact Our Atlanta Animal Clinic for Pet Microchipping
We know that you love your pet and that you would never want to lose them, but sometimes animals get separated from their homes or lost. Understand that our professional staff at Cat and Dog Clinic of Cobb is here to ensure you and your pet are reunited. Our dedicated staff will be happy to make an appointment that works with your schedule. You can reach us at (770) 565-7472. Our Marietta, GA office is ready to serve all of your pet's wellness needs.