Importance of Pet Microchipping

Pet Microchipping

Several cases of unidentified pets are always on the rise and reuniting them with their owners can be difficult if they don't have microchips. Collars and ID tags are great, but they can break and fall off, leaving your pet unidentified when lost. Though microchips are not a replacement for collars and tags, they are excellent at increasing the chances of reuniting with a lost pet.

Want to ensure you are reunited with your pet if you ever lose them? Get your pet microchipped today. And if you're within Santa Clara, CA, and its environs, book an appointment with us at Silicon Valley Pet Clinic & Urgent Care for microchipping services.

What Are Microchips?

These are grain-sized implantable computer chips with unique identification numbers, placed under a pet's skin, using a needle and a syringe. Microchipping is safe for any pet, including dogs, cats, horses, and parrots.

Why Is Microchipping Important?

Look at why you should get your pet microchipped:

  • They are permanent: Microchips provide permanent identification for your pets. Unlike collars and ID tags that can break and fall, microchips, once inserted under your pet's skin, are permanent and unlikely to fail. However, for effectiveness, ensure your contact information in the national online database is current.
  • Increases the chances of reuniting with your pet: Thousands of pets get lost every year, and chances of finding them become slim when they aren't microchipped. Though it's normal for pets to wander, getting them microchipped is an assurance of being found when lost.
  • Cost-effective: The cost of getting a microchip is affordable. At most, a microchip will cost you $50. Given that a microchip lasts for life, the cost of getting a microchip is almost negligible.
  • Simple procedure: Inserting a microchip doesn't need any anesthesia. The procedure is simple and has no side effects, apart from sensitivity at the insertion site.

Get Your Pet Microchipped by a Veterinarian on Our Team

Are you looking for microchipping services in Santa Clara, CA? Book an appointment with us at Silicon Valley Pet Clinic & Urgent Care. A veterinarian on our team will explain microchipping, including the cost, benefits, and procedure. Call us at (408) 248-3844.


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