Microchipping is a safe and harmless procedure where a veterinarian inserts a tiny microchip underneath the pet's skin. It serves as an identification method should the animal ever become lost or stolen. At Silicon Valley Pet, we provide microchipping for pets in and around the Santa Clara area. Here's what you need to know about pet microchipping and how it can benefit you and your animal.
Microchipping is a fast procedure that our trained veterinarians can perform at our office. The microchip is implanted between the shoulder blades under your pet's skin. We can complete the process at a regular checkup or during a procedure like a spay or neuter. Many pets do not even react to the chip being implanted.
Is Pain Involved?
Each animal is different, but the majority of pets generally do not experience any pain during the procedure. There may be a small amount of discomfort, but we have many tricks to keep your pet calm throughout the process. We have performed numerous microchipping procedures, and we know how to get it done fast and effectively.
How Do Microchips Work?
Microchips emit radio waves. These radio waves will provide the owner's contact information and address when scanned. All pet information is stored on a registry with the owner's information. Each microchip has a unique signature to identify your pet. You'll need to ensure that your contact information is updated whenever your phone number or address changes.
Benefits of Microchipping
A microchip gives you peace of mind knowing that you have a great chance to reconnect with your pets should they ever become lost or stolen. You'll be prepared for the unexpected with a microchip. Microchips are not tracking devices, so it's essential to keep your information updated. We can help you register your information on a database registry.
Indoor Pets and Microchips
You may not see the need for microchipping your indoor pet. However, there's always the possibility that your animal could accidentally get outside or escape. Microchipping your pet ensures that you are reunited if the unexpected ever happens. We also recommend pet microchips, even if your pet has a collar. Collars can fall off or get damaged, making microchips the only safe and effective way of permanently storing your info on your pet.
Contact Silicon Valley Pet for Pet Microchipping in Santa Clara, CA
Losing a pet is an owner's worst nightmare. Microchipping is a safe and effective way to help your pet get back home. Silicon Valley Pet provides microchipping services for pets in the Santa Clara area. Contact our office today to book your pet's next appointment or to learn more about how we can help.