Owning a pet comes with many responsibilities. One of the worst fears is having your beloved cat or dog become lost or hurt. It is frightening and devastating to know that your pet is in danger. Microchipping is a safe and effective option to improve the chances of your pet being returned to you safe and sound. At Mediapolis Veterinary Clinic, we provide microchipping and other veterinary services.
What Is Pet Microchipping?
A microchip is a tiny integrated circuit that is placed under your pet's skin. It is implanted with a needle about the same size as the one used to administer a vaccine. Many pets do not react to the insertion. The microchip is activated by a radio frequency and emits a code that is linked to a national database. The owner’s contact information is listed in the database.
The unique identifier chip needs to be registered in a pet recovery database. Furthermore, you need to include pertinent information such as your landline and cellphone and other people in your household who are responsible for your pet.
The Benefits of Microchipping
There are several advantages to getting your pet microchipped, which include:
- It's a fast procedure. The process only takes a few minutes, and your pet does not need to be under anesthesia.
- It will not irritate your pet. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and your pet will not scratch at it.
- Microchips provide permanent identification. Collars and ID tags can break or become worn and illegible. Microchips do not share personal information, only a unique code to identify them.
- They are long-lasting. Microchips are designed to last your pet's entire lifetime. They do not require batteries or charging.
Consider Pet Microchipping
Every method of identifying your pet has its pros and cons. As a responsible pet owner, you can make sure your pet's ID tags are current and use a leash to avoid letting your pet roam freely. A microchip is another layer of security to increase the odds of your pet being returned.
Contact Mediapolis Veterinary Clinic for Pet Microchipping
Our veterinarians at Mediapolis Veterinary Clinic provide quality veterinary services, including pet microchipping. If you would like to know more about microchipping or would like to schedule an appointment, call our team today at (319) 394-3108 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.