Microchipping Your Pet at Willard Veterinary Clinic in Quincy
Our entire team at Willard Veterinary Clinic believes in protecting pets any way we can, and our Quincy microchipping service is another protection we offer. Each of us knows someone who has suffered the agony of a lost pet, so we urge all pet owners to take a three-step approach to helping pets get home again. The first step is preventing pets from getting lost in the first place by always going out with a leash and only letting them romp leash less in securely fenced yards or dog parks. Second, always have a collar with updated ID tags on your pet. Third, have your pet microchipped! That way, if your pet ever gets lost without his or her collar (or the tags are worn to the point of illegible), there is a highly-secure, permanent link between your pet and your contact information.
Our Quincy Microchipping Service Gets Pets Home Again
Microchipping is a safe, simple way to give your pet a better chance of getting home if he or she ever gets lost. Here at Willard Veterinary Clinic in Quincy, Microchipping can be done on its own, or during another procedure or wellness appointment. Many pet owners opt to have microchips injected during spay and neuter surgery for their puppies or kittens. When we microchip a pet, we inject a tiny computer chip (encased in a special inert, bio-friendly glass capsule that is about the size of a rice grain). We inject the microchip on the back, between the pet’s shoulder blades. Within about a day, the capsule bonds with the pet’s subcutaneous tissues so that it will not shift very much.
After the microchipping procedure, we register the chip number with your contact information. If your pet ever goes missing and is then found and brought to a shelter, veterinary clinic or animal hospital with a microchip scanner, the staff will pass the scanner wand around your pet. When it finds the microchip, your contact information will be displayed on a screen and then you can be reunited with your pet. In the past, microchip manufacturers had proprietary scanners, but these days most scanners are able to read most types of pet microchips. Here at Willard Veterinary Clinic, we use the most common form of microchip and scanner so that your pet’s chances of getting home to you are increased. (And we can also read the chips on other lost animals to help them get home too).
One very important bit of information about your pet’s microchip: it can only help get your pet home if the information registered with it is current. So be sure to contact the microchip registry (we will show you how) to update your information if you ever move!
Pet microchipping in Quincy adds an extra layer of protection for your best friend—to learn more about permanent I.D. for your pet, fill out our contact form online or call Willard Veterinary Clinic at 617.845.0730!