A loose collar, a frayed leash, a door ajar or a momentary distraction. Sometimes, that’s all it takes for a pet to go missing. And while an updated ID tag on your pet’s collar can help, tags can also fall off and go missing, or be easily removed. On the other hand, a microchip is forever; it can’t be removed, misplaced, or dropped. At Dundee Animal Hospital, we recommend that every pet be microchipped to give them the best chance at returning home.
Will Microchipping My Pet be Painful?
Pet microchipping is not painful and can be done very quickly at any of our three locations. The microchip is placed just under the skin between the shoulder blades, where your pet can’t scratch. Once in place, the microchip will remain there for life and cause no discomfort to your pet. The microchip itself is about the same size as a grain of rice.
Register Your Pet's Microchip
An unregistered microchip will be of no use to you or your pet. After they have been microchipped, take a few minutes to register your pet’s microchip ID number into the required database with all your contact information. If a shelter or other animal hospital finds your pet, they can just scan their chip, enter the ID number into the database, and find your contact information.
If any of your contact information changes, be sure to update it in the database. To learn more about microchipping or to request a microchipping appointment, simply give us a call!