You understand what a scary and helpless feeling it is if you have ever been separated from your precious pet. In the past, we had to rely on engraved collars which could fall off or be removed, as well as posters, and social media. Fortunately there is now a permanent form of identification known as a microchip in the event your constant companion becomes lost. The caring veterinarians at Clinton Animal Hospital recommend each pet under our care receive a microchip, which can be inserted during your next visit to our clinic.

Microchips are tiny devices approximately the size of a grain of rice, which are inserted under the skin of your pet, between their shoulder blades. The implant of the device is no more painful than most vaccine injections. Each microchip can be read by readers which are available at most veterinary clinics and shelters. The microchip has a code which is specific to you and your pet; once it is scanned, you will be contacted to come and pick them up.

Give your furry friend the greatest opportunity to return home in the event they become lost by having them microchipped. Please contact Clinton Animal Hospital today to schedule an appointment for your pet’s permanent microchip.