If you are a dog owner, keeping your pet as safe as possible is sure to be on your mind constantly. One process that will help your pet is microchipping. This procedure is conducted at Day Creek Animal Hospital by our veterinarian in Rancho Cucamonga. Here is some information regarding microchipping including how our animal hospital provides this service to pets.
How Microchipping Works
When you have a pet microchipped, information provided to our veterinarian is uploaded to a small implant and is inserted under your dog's skin. This information is scannable by veterinarians and humane society workers around the country. If your pet becomes lost, a chip will be looked for to determine who the dog belongs to.
Why Microchipping Is Important
If you are fearful that your dog may run off, getting it microchipped is a must. If a dog is found by someone else, it is usually brought to a facility that has scanning equipment available to check for a chip. This will allow for you to be reunited with your pet much quicker than if it did not have this implant in place. If there is a discrepancy between potential dog owners, the information provided on the chip will prove who the dog belongs to.
How Our Veterinarian Microchips Pets
Your dog will require an examination before it is microchipped. This will help our veterinarian determine the best location for the implant so it does not cause your pet any discomfort after it is positioned. The microchip is inserted using a needle. The process takes only seconds and is not painful for your dog. In most cases, an implant is positioned around the area of the shoulder blades so the animal cannot access the injection site by biting or scratching at it.
If you are ready to have pet microchipping done for your own dog, contact Day Creek Animal Hospital to make an appointment with our veterinarian in Rancho Cucamonga to have the process done. Reach our facility today by calling us at (909)-646-7387 to find out about scheduling availability.