While “microchipping” might sound like some sort of devious practice from a science-fiction show, this could not be further from the truth. Most skilled vets recommend getting your pets microchipped for their health and safety, as you will be able to track them if they ever get lost. Unlike name tags, microchips provide a permanent source of identification for your furry friend.
In this article, we will cover how microchipping works, and we will outline the benefits of having your pet microchipped by the experts in Simi Valley.
Getting your pet microchipped is a similar procedure to giving them a shot. Your vet simply inserts the microchip under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. The entire process only takes a few seconds, and your pet will not feel any pain. Most pet owners microchip their dogs, but you can also microchip your cats, birds, rabbits, and plenty of other animals.
Microchips use RFID, a radio frequency, to transmit your pet’s distinct identification number. Whenever the chip is scanned, this ID will be displayed. You should register your pet’s identification under your contact information right after getting the chip, as scanners only show the ID, and no one will be able to contact you if that information is not linked to the ID number.
Some of the benefits of a microchip may be obvious to you by now, but there are a few that many pet owners do not think about. You should see a skilled veterinarian in your area to microchip your pet for the five following reasons:
Dr. Ron’s Animal Hospital and Emergency prioritizes the well-being of furry friends all over Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Chatsworth, and other areas nearby Ventura County. Our vets have been committed to providing excellent pet care for almost twenty years, and our facility is equipped with a high-tech laboratory so we can deliver quick and accurate results.
Microchipping is an important part of our wellness program, and we will work with you to schedule a microchip appointment for your pet as soon as possible. You can even contact us after-hours for fast care. We look forward to ensuring that your pets remain happy and healthy!