Pet Microchipping With Academy Animal Hospital In Solana Beach, CA
At Academy Animal Hospital, we proudly serve Solana Beach and surrounding areas of Del Mar, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Oceanside. We believe in offering only the finest in veterinary care, and one of the many services we offer is pet microchipping. If your pet has not yet been microchipped, this is something we encourage you to have done as soon as possible in our office.
What You Need to Know About Pet Microchipping
Hopefully, you will never be in a situation where your pet has gotten lost. If you are, however, you'll be glad you took the time to have your pet microchipped. Specifically, pet microchipping refers to a quick procedure where a tiny microchip (about the size of a grain of rice) is embedded underneath your pet's skin. This chip has a unique identification number that is then linked to your contact information, including your name, the pet's name, address, phone number, and email address.
If your pet ever goes missing and is recovered, a special microchip scanner can be used by any vet or shelter to find out important information about your pet and get into contact with you as soon as possible for a reunion. In one study, it was found that microchipped dogs were 52% likely to be recovered, as opposed to only 22% of the time for dogs without microchips. If you move or change your contact information at any time, you can simply let your microchip company know and they can get the information updated right away.
What to Expect From Our Veterinarian
When you have your pet microchipped by our veterinarian, you can expect the procedure to be quick and easy. The process of chipping your pet takes just a few moments in our office, and most pets don't even feel a thing. The injection of the microchip feels similar to the injection from a vaccine. Furthermore, there are no side effects from having a microchip placed. After your pet is chipped, our staff will register your pet’s microchip with your contact information for you. You will receive an email from the microchip company to verify your information and upload a picture of your pet!
Request an Appointment With Our Animal Hospital Today
If your pet is not yet microchipped, please schedule an appointment with our animal hospital today. We proudly serve Del Mar, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff, Carlsbad, and the surrounding areas with our quality veterinary services. You can reach Academy Animal Hospital by giving us a call at (858) 755-1511 today!