Microchipping from Desert Forest Animal Hospital
At Desert Forest Animal Hospital in Cave Creek, we understand how important it is for pet owners to ensure the safety and well-being of their beloved animals. That's why we offer microchipping services for cats and dogs. Let's explore some of the benefits of microchipping and how our professionals can help you start the process.
What is Microchipping?
Microchipping is a procedure that involves implanting a small electronic chip into your pet. This tiny device contains a unique identification number that can be used to track your pet in the event that he gets lost or stolen. It's also a painless and quick process that is done in our office. Some owners also choose to have microchipping done during another procedure, such as spaying or neutering.
Microchips remain in your pet permanently, and we use a hypodermic needle to inject the chip, which is about the size of a grain of rice. Owners should also know that microchips are not GPS devices and are best used in conjunction with dog and cat collars.
Benefits of Microchipping
The greatest benefit of microchipping is giving you another layer of protection in case of a lost pet. There is no fear greater than that of having a lost pet. Other benefits of microchipping include making a positive identification for your pet if it gets lost, saving time if a tag gets lost or read incorrectly, and being affordable. For a small price, you can be more prepared for the unexpected.
There is not much you need to do after your pet has a microchipping procedure. You'll want to ensure that you keep your information up to date with the manufacturer's database. We can show you how to do this at our office. Also, once the microchip is implanted, you'll want to check for any signs of infection. You can always make an appointment at our office if you notice anything. We will be able to ensure that your pet's microchip is working and not causing any issues when you bring your pet in for a checkup.
Contact Desert Forest Animal Hospital in Cave Creek for Microchipping
At Desert Forest Animal Hospital, we offer various pet services, including microchipping. We are your veterinarian of choice if you live in the Cave Creek area. Call our team today at (480) 488-2010 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.