Whether you have a brand new puppy or the cat you’ve owned since college, it’s never too late to get your pet microchipped for peace of mind. Countless lost pet stories end happily with animals and owners being reunited thanks to this little piece of technology. Collars can come off on tree branches or on fences, leaving your pet nearly unidentifiable without a microchip. Is your dog prone to digging under the backyard fence? Does your cat like to run past your legs the second you open the front door? Perhaps even more frightening, you could be separated from your pet while traveling as well. If you haven’t gotten your animal microchipped yet, there’s no time like the present.
The procedure is simple and minimally invasive, similar to a vaccination. We will just inject the microchip, which is about the size of a grain of rice, just under the skin at the back of the neck. It’s over quickly and then you can rest easy knowing that your pet will be much easier to find in the event they are lost or run away from home.
It’s important to have microchipping procedures performed by a licensed and skilled veterinarian to prevent issues with chip migration over time or even health issues at the injection site. When done well, these are extremely unlikely.