Importance of Pet Microchipping

Importance of Pet Microchipping

Our team at Baseline Animal Hospital, serving Alta Loma, CA, is proud to be here for our pet owners when they need to do a “vet near me” or “veterinarian near me” search. We love our pet patients and our animal hospital is available for a range of veterinary services as well as boarding and grooming. Pet microchipping is one of those services we offer and one that we recommend to all of our clients.

The Importance of Pet Microchipping

Microchipping is a term we use to describe the insertion of a tiny, rice-sized microchip beneath a pet's skin. This microchip is encoded with a unique number and that number is registered to the pet owner. With a simple scan, a vet or shelter worker can determine who owns a pet and find his contact information.

That's what microchipping is, now, let's take a look at why microchipping is so important:

  • Permanent identification: A microchip lies permanently in place beneath a pet's skin, generally between the shoulder blades, and cannot be easily removed. A pet can't lose a microchip like they might lose a collar or get the tag torn away. This is a form of identification that will be with your pet throughout his life.
  • Higher chance of reunification: Studies have shown that lost pets and their owners have a significantly higher chance of being reunited if they have a microchip. This is because they are permanent and because animal shelters, veterinary clinics, animal control facilities, andanimal hospitals like ours routinely scan all stray or newly 'found' pets for microchips.
  • Proof of ownership: Some people will 'find' a pet and not one to give it back. A pet might have been stolen and sold to someone who didn't know the history. A microchip serves as the legal proof of who the owner is.

Get Pet Microchipping from a Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital

We hope this quick article helped you see the importance of microchipping. Whether you found us in a "veterinarian near me" or “vet near me” search or by referral, our animal hospital team is here for you. Contact us today to learn more about our veterinary services and to schedule your pet's microchipping appointment. We can provide microchipping as its own appointment, or you can group it in with an overall wellness exam. Call us at (909) 987-4788 for more information. We at Baseline Animal Hospital serving Alta Loma, CA, are here to help.

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