Microchipping your pet is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to ensure recovery if your pet ever becomes lost or separated from you. The actual microchip is a small device (about the size of a grain of rice) that is implanted under the skin with a simple injection. It’s fast and virtually painless, and there are no known side effects. The microchip contains a unique number that will be associated with your contact information when you register the microchip. This number can be read by a universal scanner internationally. Animal shelters, veterinarians, and some law enforcement agencies have these scanners. Once the microchip number is scanned, the microchip company can be called and your contact information retrieved. If you move, all you have to do is contact the microchip company and change your information. Microchip implantation is permanent…..there is a one-time implantation and registration fee, and some companies require a minimal yearly fee to keep your account active.
Read this story about the importance of microchipping your pet and how it reunited this cat with its family all the way across the country:
Call us today at (917) 396-4041 for an appointment to microchip your pet. We think it’s so important that we’ll give you 50% off the normal price of implantation and registration until the end of 2011!