Microchipping FAQs

If you have ever lost a pet, you know how much it can hurt you and your family. You can put a collar on your pet with a tag that has your name and phone number, but what if the pet loses the collar or the tag comes loose? You can hang up posters telling your neighbors that your pet is missing, but that takes time, and do people pay attention to those?

Is there a better way to try to find your lost pet? Yes. Microchipping is an effective way to find your lost pet. Our Silicon Valley Pet Clinic in Santa Clara CA cares about you and your pets and offers excellent veterinary services including microchipping.

Microchipping FAQs

How Do Microchips Work?

When someone finds a lost animal, a veterinarian at a clinic or shelter can scan it for a microchip. A microchip is a tiny computer chip implanted by a veterinarian under a pet's skin. When scanned, a microchip will reveal a unique number that is linked to your contact information in a database. Microchips are permanent and do not require any additional maintenance after being inserted. The microchip is an ISO - compliant- transponder. It is a 15 digit microchip as per the international standards.

Will It Hurt My Pet?

No. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. It's very small and doesn't hurt your pet any more than getting a vaccine does.

Is That All There Is to It?

There is a little more to it for the chip to work as it should. You need to register the chip on a national pet recovery database. Some of the registries, like AKC Reunite, will share your pet's chip information with different veterinarians, shelters, and other pet recovery resources in your area. If you move or change your phone number, make sure you update your information at the registry, or whoever finds your pet will not be able to contact you.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian for Microchipping in Santa Clara, CA

Pet microchips are a great way to assist in finding your dog or cat if they are ever lost. Microchipping is just one of the many services offered by our veterinarian at Silicon Valley Pet Clinic in Santa Clara, CA. You will enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your pet can be found with a microchip. Call us at (408) 248-3844 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.



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