Your pet is part of the family, that’s why every pet owner’s worst nightmare is losing their beloved animal and having no idea where to even begin the search. It is estimated that up to a third of pets will become lost during their lives, so it’s important to take precautionary measures in order to ensure that even if your pet gets lost, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that you’ll be able to find their location.
At Eastside Animal Hospital in Muskogee, one of the many veterinary services that we provide is microchipping. A microchip is a tiny computer chip (approximately the size of a single grain of rice) that is implanted between the shoulder blades of your pet and acts as a permanent identification tag. When your lost pet is placed in a shelter or an animal hospital, the chip will be scanned and your contact information will pop up on the database. Shortly thereafter, you will be contacted and will be able to reunite with your four-legged best friend.
Too many pet owners decide to opt out of microchipping their animal with the belief that the process is expensive and may hurt their pet. Both of these are misconceptions. Not only are microchips incredibly affordable, but is done in a matter of seconds and your pet will hardly feel a thing! The chips will last throughout the entirety of your pets life, and significantly increases your chances of finding your pet should they get lost.
Even if your cat stays indoors, there is still a chance that they’ll find themselves outside. As well as collars and tags are not nearly as reliable since there is a chance they’ll tear off while your pet is on their adventure. Microchipping is the safest and most efficient way to make sure that you’ll never lose your special family member.
If your pet is still not microchipped, there is no better time than now! Contact Eastside Animal Hospital today to make an appointment.