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Pet Microchipping from our Overland Park Veterinarian
Far too often members of our Nall Hills Animal Hospital staff hear the sad stories of small pets that disappeared from their homes. All it takes is a door ajar or a loose window screen. Unfortunately, every year, many cats and dogs are victims of thieves. One quick and easy way to make your pet’s life safer is pet microchipping from our veterinarian in Overland Park.
Benefits of Pet Microchipping in Overland Park
It is often difficult for a pet separated from its owner to make its way home. These animals sometimes become frightened and disoriented, making it even harder for owners to hunt for and locate them. Pet microchipping is a fast, simple procedure that can deliver peace of mind to families with small pets.
Microchipping for dogs and cats uses a registry to store pet and owner information without exposing animals to any unsafe technology. Unlike collars with tags, which can easily become detached, microchipping for cats and dogs is a permanent way of storing owner contact information.
The procedure is convenient. Our veterinarian can perform it in just a few minutes, during an appointment scheduled for microchipping or a regular pet checkup.
How a Pet Microchip Works
Our veterinarian implants a microchip—as small as just one grain of rice—by injecting it beneath the skin between a pet’s shoulder blades. You can rest assured that microchipping for dogs and cats is not a painful procedure. Your pet feels at most a quick pinch, much like that associated with receiving a vaccination.
A microchip transmits its unique number at a passive frequency. It only delivers information when scanned and has no power source within it. This means no exposure to harmful rays for a pet with a chip.
The device is a computer chip containing information that could save a pet’s life. The most updated microchipping for cats and dogs integrates these chips with a pet recovery program that issues an immediate alert when an animal becomes lost.
Each chip has a unique number that is permanently stored in the manufacturer’s online registry after implantation. The information linked to each chip number includes:
- Owner’s name
- Pet’s name
- Pet description
- Owner’s telephone number
- Owner’s address
- Owner’s email address
- Our animal hospital’s contact information
A pet microchip is essentially maintenance-free. Owners must be sure, however, to notify the manufacturer’s registry whenever there is a change in their information to facilitate the quickest contact once a lost pet has been located.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Overland Park
Our Nall Hills Animal Hospital has been proudly serving the community since 1974. We provide a collaborative setting in which every staff member becomes involved in your pet’s care. Don’t risk losing a pet that you consider a member of your family. Prevent unnecessary heartache by calling us today at (913) 341-8836 to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian in Overland Park and learn more about pet microchipping for your furry companion.