Pet Microchip Insertion
One of the most upsetting and traumatic experiences that a pet owner can go through is the loss of their beloved friend. In order to avert this tragedy, here at the World of Animals at Elkins Park, we offer the Service of microchip insertion for your pets. Collars with tags can be lost, tattoos can become faded with time, or go unnoticed at shelters, but microchips are an effective and increasingly popular way to provide permanent identification for pets. A microchip is roughly the size of a grain of rice, and is injected into the tissue beneath the skin on the back of the pet’s neck. This chip contains a number which can be read by a scanner. Most veterinary hospitals, animal control bureaus, SPCA’s, and other organizations likely to receive stray animals are capable of scanning dogs and cats with unknown owners, and routinely check for microchips.
Once a chip is discovered, a national database can be accessed in order to determine the registered owner of the pet. However, this system only works if the owner has registered the chip number. Our hospital offers chip implantation and handles the paperwork necessary to register the chip for you. Our microchips have lifetime registration FREE with the price of the chip implantation. Microchips are an inexpensive and effective way to maintain permanent pet identification. A microchip can be implanted at any age in both dogs and cats.
You may be wondering if the procedure is too painful for your pets to undergo. It’s not. The chip itself is implanted between the shoulder blades of your animal without the use of anesthesia, and causes no more discomfort than a typical vaccination would.
Microchipping Your Pet
Essentially, the procedure is the same as if your pet was receiving a routine injection, and is no more painful. Microchips are the best way to ensure that your pet is returned safely if lost, and microchipped dogs and cats are much more likely to be returned than those who are not microchipped. Microchips are mandatory for international travel, and they can also be used as proof of ownership, in the case that a dispute arises. The procedure is not only virtually painless and effective, but quick and affordable, so don’t hesitate to talk to your veterinarian at World of Animals at Elkins Park about Microchipping your pet today.