Tags and collars are enough to identify your pet, aren’t they? The sad truth is no; collars can easily be damaged and fall off, or even be removed by pet thieves. With a pet microchip, your best friend has a permanent form of identification that connects them directly back to you. At Bottletree Animal Hospital, we highly recommend microchips for dogs and cats alike.
How It Works
A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice, and we insert it in between your pet’s shoulder blades. The procedure is simple, requires no anesthetic, and doesn’t hurt any more than a routine vaccination. It emits a radio frequency when the staff of shelters, rescues, and veterinarians scan it with a special device. This radio frequency transmits a unique ID number that corresponds with your contact information in the manufacturer’s online database for the microchip. Dog and cat owners alike benefit from microchipping their pet, as any pet can escape at the most unexpected times.
What Happens When Your Pet is Lost & Found
When someone finds your pet and brings them to a shelter or veterinarian, the staff will scan the chip and then call the unique ID number into the pet recovery database. They will contact you at the number listed in the database and arrange your pet’s return. It is extremely important that you keep your information up to date in the online database. The staff at your Oxford vet clinic will be happy to help you with this!
Get a Microchip from Your Oxford Vet Today
At Bottletree Animal Hospital, we are happy to talk to you about a cat or dog microchip for your pet at your next visit. Make an appointment now or you can call us today at (662) 234-4336 for more information.