You have likely heard of people microchipping their pets as part of their pet care process, but you may not know much about it, such as the benefits and why you should even consider microchipping. More than 10 million cats and dogs across the United States are reported stolen or lost each year. When a pet gets lost, most of them don’t return home. If your pet is lost or stolen, you want to be reunited as soon as possible. Pet microchipping is one of the many services offered by our veterinarians at Crow Hill Veterinary Hospital in Bailey, CO.
What Is a Microchip?
A microchip is a tiny implantable chip that works off of a radio frequency. No larger than a grain of rice, the microchip is inserted just below the pet’s skin, after a thorough exam. These chips are encoded with a unique identification number for your pet and linked in a national online database.
Why You Should Microchip Your Pet
Studies show that animals with microchips are more likely to be returned to their rightful owners than pets that don’t have them. Plus, with a microchip, you do not have to worry about your dog’s collar or ID tag breaking and falling off. Your pet will always be equipped with a way to get back to you if it is ever lost or stolen. However, it is important to understand that the microchip must be registered and kept up to date to be effective.
Learn More about Pet Microchipping in Bailey, CO
At Crow Hill Veterinary Hospital, we offer microchipping along with a variety of other veterinary services. Contact Crow Hill Veterinary Hospital if you would like to learn more about microchipping or to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians. Call our team today at (303) 838-4677 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.