At Dixie veterinary clinic, we believe that every pet deserves a safe and secure life with their owners. Microchipping dogs and cats is an important part of ensuring your furry friend's safety and wellbeing.
What is Microchipping?
Microchipping is a quick and painless procedure that involves inserting a small chip, about the size of a grain of rice, under your pet's skin. The chip contains a unique identification number that can be read by a special scanner. This number is registered with a national pet registry, which can be accessed by animal shelters, veterinarians, and other organizations.
Why Microchip Your Pet?
Microchipping provides a permanent form of identification for your pet that can help reunite you with them if they become lost or stolen. Collars and ID tags can fall off or be removed, but a microchip remains in place for the life of your pet. In fact, microchipped pets are more likely to be reunited with their owners than those without chips.
The microchipping procedure is simple and quick, taking only a few seconds to perform. The chip is injected under the skin between the shoulder blades using a special needle. Most pets tolerate the procedure well, and anesthesia is not required.
At our clinic, we offer microchipping for both dogs and cats as part of our routine preventive care services. Our experienced veterinarians will discuss the procedure with you and answer any questions you may have. We can also microchip your pet during a technician appointment, saving you time and money! Don't wait until it's too late - contact us today to schedule a microchipping appointment for your beloved pet.