We understand how important your pet is to you and your family. That's why it's essential to take the necessary steps to protect your animal. Microchipping your cat or dog is a relatively easy and painless way to protect your pet from being lost or stolen. If you are interested in having your pet microchipped, our veterinarians at North Heights Veterinary Clinic in Appleton are ready to help. Here are a few reasons why you should consider microchipping your pet.
A microchip is a tiny device that is implanted underneath your pet's skin with a needle. It's similar to bringing your pet in for a vaccination. The microchip can be registered with your information after the procedure. This allows animal shelters and veterinary clinics to access your information if your pet is ever separated from you. Microchips last a lifetime and are a better option than identification collars that can easily fall off. The only thing you need to do is make sure your information remains up to date.
The Procedure Is Simple and Affordable
It only takes a few minutes for your pet to get microchipped, and your pet won't experience any pain or discomfort. There may be some tenderness around the injection site, but it will quickly be back to normal within a few hours. During an annual exam, we can scan the microchip to ensure everything is working correctly. This small investment is worth the protection it gives your furry companion.
Microchipping Gives You Better Odds
The chances of getting reunited with your pet increase substantially when he or she is microchipped. Pets who are prone to running away from home can always have the risk of their I.D. tag falling off by digging underneath a fence or other object. Statistics show that microchipped pets are up to ten times more likely to be reunited with their owners.
Interested in Microchipping Your Pet? Call North Heights Veterinary Clinic!
As you can see, microchipping your pet is an easy yet critical decision. If you're interested in learning more about how a microchip can protect your pet, give us a call to schedule an appointment today.