Microchipping FAQs

We always try our best to keep our furry friends safe. However, sometimes they may get lost, either due to an accident or some other reason. How can you make it easy to locate your precious animal if they get lost or stolen? That's where pet microchipping comes in to help. At Mediapolis Veterinary Clinic in Mediapolis, IA, we provide pet microchipping services to ensure that if your pet gets lost, it can be traced back to you. Our veterinarians, Dr. Wendy Thomas and Dr. Seth Hartter, are ready to help you make the best decision for your pet.


What is pet microchipping?

Pet microchipping is a process where your pet gets implanted with a tiny Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip under their skin. The RFID chip stores your contact information which can be read by a scanner. When your pet is found and taken to a veterinarian, shelter, or animal hospital with a scanner, they can scan the RFID chip and retrieve your contact information.

What are the benefits of pet microchipping?

There are many benefits to getting a pet microchip. If your pet ever gets lost, you can rest easy knowing that they will be easier to locate. Shelters and animal hospitals can scan the chip and contact you immediately. This can help save time when looking for your pet, especially if they are lost far away from you. There is no need to go through the heartbreak of searching all night long.

Who should get a pet microchip?

Even if your pet is not allowed to roam outside, they may still get out accidentally or be taken by someone. You can never be too careful when it comes to protecting your pet. Even if you have a fence, the chip can help if your pet happens to escape from a slightly opened gate.

Is pet microchipping painful?

There is no pain associated with the procedure of pet microchipping. Your pet will be completely unaware that it has taken place. The animal may only feel a slight pinch.

Is pet microchipping safe?

Absolutely. There are no known side effects or health risks associated with pet microchip implants. The implant is made of inert biocompatible material, which means that it is safe for your pet's health. That way, you don't need to worry about your best friend's safety.

How much does pet microchipping cost?

The cost of pet microchipping will vary by veterinary office. The price will depend on the type of implant that you choose, plus the cost of vet services. Please contact your local veterinarian in Mediapolis to discuss their prices and specific policies.

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Call Mediapolis Veterinary Clinic today at (319) 394-3108 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.