Microchipping your pets is an important step in responsible pet ownership. A microchip is a small, rice-sized device that is inserted under your pet’s skin and contains a unique identification number. If your pet becomes lost or goes missing, a microchip can help reunite you with your furry friend by providing a way for a shelter or veterinarian to identify and contact you.
One of the main benefits of microchipping is that it provides a permanent form of identification. Unlike a collar and tags, which can easily be removed or lost, a microchip stays with your pet for their entire life. This can be particularly useful if your pet is prone to wandering or getting lost.
Bring Your Pet Home Faster
Another benefit of microchipping is that it can help speed up the reunification process. If your pet ends up in a shelter or with a veterinarian, they can quickly scan the microchip to determine your pet’s identity and contact you. This can save valuable time and help you and your pet be reunited more quickly.
Microchipping is a quick and simple procedure that is usually done during TCAP’s walk-in vaccine hours or at the same time as a sterilization or dental cleaning (for a discounted rate). The microchip is inserted under the skin using a needle, and the process is similar to getting a vaccine. Most pets do not experience any discomfort during the procedure.
Overall, microchipping is a simple and effective way to help ensure the safety and well-being of your furry friend. If you haven’t already done so, consider microchipping your pet to give them the best chance of being reunited with you if they ever become lost.