Veterinary Microchipping

Forney, Texas

Not knowing the whereabouts of your furry companion is one of the most distressing experiences pets and their families can face. At Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital, we emphasize the importance of microchipping as a cornerstone of responsible pet care. The simple and virtually pain-free process can increase the chances of a happy reunion should your beloved pet ever wander away.

What Is Microchipping?

A pet microchip is a tiny electronic device that is about the size of a grain of rice. We gently implant it beneath your pet's skin, usually between the shoulder blades. Each microchip contains a unique identification, or ID number, that is linked to a pet parent's information, including the phone number and address.

Microchips do not contain batteries. They are not GPS devices and cannot be tracked. If a lost pet is found, a veterinary practice, shelter, or pet rescue organization can scan the microchip to uncover the unique identification number to contact pet owners. Microchips continue to bring missing pets and their families together day after day.

What Is the Microchipping Process?

The microchipping procedure is quick and simple, with minimal pain or discomfort, similar to what you can expect during a routine vaccination. We will start with a brief consultation with you to explain the process and address any concerns. We will gently insert the tiny microchip between your pet's shoulder blades using an applicator like a syringe. The entire procedure takes a few minutes to complete.

After implanting the microchip, our team will help you register it with your contact information in the national pet recovery database. This critical step will ensure that if your pet is ever lost and then found, the microchip will contain your contact information, which can help provide a speedy reunion.

Keeping Your Information Current

It is important for pet parents to ensure the contact information on the microchips stays current. If you change your address or phone number, make sure these changes are reflected in the national pet recovery database. If you need help updating your information, our friendly team is here to help.

Microchips really work, helping unite lost pets with their families. Studies show that microchipped dogs are reunited with their owners at more than double the overall rate for all stray dogs. The numbers are even more impressive for cats. Microchipped pets who never find their way home are mainly those with incorrect contact information or disconnected owner telephone numbers in the microchip registry database. That is why we emphasize the importance of keeping your contact information current.

Microchipping Near Me in Forney, TX

At Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital, we are dedicated to providing your beloved furry companion with the best possible care. We highly recommend microchipping for all cats and dogs. The virtually pain-free procedure is one of the quickest, safest, and most effective ways to increase your chances of a happy reunion in the event you are separated from your beloved pet.

We invite you to contact us at 972-843-1383 to schedule an appointment or request one online today!

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