If you’re interested in having your dog or cat microchipped, you can always reach out to us! Independence Veterinary Hospital carries Pet Link microchips for pets, and the process is quick and easy. We generally recommend a microchip for every pet, regardless of lifestyle. This is because accidents can happen, and in the event that your pet does run off and get lost, a microchip can increase their odds of being reunited with your family. We care about your pet’s health and safety and your peace of mind in case the unexpected happens.
What Does a Pet Microchip Do?
A pet microchip contains a tiny transponder that transmits a unique ID number when scanned. The chip itself is similar in size to a grain of rice, and once it’s placed under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades, they won’t feel it at all. The ID number in your pet’s microchip can be linked directly to your contact information in a national pet recovery database. This makes registering your pet’s microchip under your name, phone number, and address absolutely essential.
How We Microchip Your Pet
The process for microchipping your pet is quick and simple. The chip is injected under your pet’s skin using a device resembling a syringe. The insertion should feel no different from a routine vaccine booster, and once the chip is placed, it will stay there and remain functional for the rest of your pet’s life.
Don't Forget to Register Your Pet’s Microchip
Microchipping is only the first step. To maximize the safety net it provides, you must register the chip with your current contact information in a national pet recovery database and keep this information updated. Our staff will guide you through this simple but crucial process! And if you have any questions after your appointment, give us a call at (757) 473-8560.