FREE Dog & Cat Microchip
To our patients
It’s never too late to get your pet microchipped.
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.
I want all of my patients to have a microchip, and I’m willing to do it for free. Yep, I pay for the chip and my staff registers it at no cost to our clients. If a pet is lost, a chip provides the best chance for reuniting the pet with the family. A client recently told me that one of my free microchips saved his cat. His indoor cat snuck outside and was gone for 6 weeks. He was reunited with the family because of the free microchip I implanted.
As my current patients come in for exams or annual check-ups I will scan and implant a chip if needed — with the owner’s consent of course. Folks do get to pay the regular exam fee which is pretty much the cost of a chip) and I will examine the pet from nose to toes.
This is a gift to my current and new clients. The other clinic in Tequesta charges $68 for a microchip. Our patients get a microchip for free. If someone goes to another clinic and just wants to come for a chip and continue going to that vet, they can ask their own vet if they will give them a free chip. This is a gift to Tequesta Vet Clinic patients only. I’d love for all the area clinics to chip patients for free. Who knows… I’m hoping I will start a trend, making this a common veterinary practice at other clinics. Spread the word!
Joi Sutton, DVM
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