What to Expect When Getting Your Pet Microchipped

Microchipping your pet is an important part of responsible pet ownership. It can help you find your beloved companion if they get lost or taken away from you. While the process of microchipping is quite simple, it’s important to know what to expect before getting your pet microchipped. In this post, we will discuss how microchipping works.


What You Need to Know


A microchip, roughly the size of a grain of rice, operates using radio-frequency identification technology. It contains a unique identification number that, when scanned by vets or animal shelters, sends out this ID number.

Microchips for pets are a great way to ensure your furry friend is permanently identified and linked back to you. This form of ID is helpful no matter where your pet may end up – giving you peace of mind that they can always be found.

Microchip implantation for pets is a fast and easy way to ensure their safety and well-being. It requires no batteries or external power and no complex moving parts. Although some pet owners fear the thought of a microchip implant, it’s a painless process for your beloved animal. Rest assured that your pet is safe and comfortable during this procedure.

Moreover, the procedure can be done without the need for anesthesia unless the vet deems it necessary to use a local anesthetic. Your pet will not suffer or even be remotely disturbed by the process — much like when they get any other regular shot.


What Does the Procedure Look Like


Your vet or qualified personnel will first check the sterile microchip in its package before being implanted. This is to guarantee that the transponder serial number matches the one shown on the package’s barcode label. Then, they will place the hypodermic needle containing the microchip into the application gun or syringe.

Your pet will be put in a suitable position, usually standing or lying on its stomach. Normally, dogs have their microchip inserted in the subcutaneous tissue between their shoulder blades. During microchipping, the vet may lift some loose skin between the shoulder blades and swiftly insert the needle. Afterward, they will squeeze on the applicator trigger to release the microchip into the tissue. Following insertion, your pet is scanned to guarantee that the chip works properly.


But It Doesn’t End There


For this to work, you must register your pet’s microchip with a reliable recovery service that can access multiple databases and technology. That way, the unique identifier in the chip will be useful if your pet ever gets lost.

Equally important is to ensure their microchip information is always up to date. Whether you move to a different location, or even if your phone number changes, see to it to update the relevant details as soon as possible. Doing so will help you avoid any stress and panic in case your pet gets lost.

You must ensure your dog has a microchip in case they get lost or stolen. If your four-legged companion is found, any shelter or vet can scan the microchip and contact you immediately to help reunite you with them as quickly as possible.

Our team at Liberty Animal Clinic believes in the necessity of microchipping your cats and dogs. Call our clinic in Hinesville, Georgia, today at (912) 368-4080 to schedule an appointment.

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