Importance of Pet Microchipping

Importance of Pet Microchipping

The Importance of Pet Microchipping

If you own a pet, there is a risk that he or she will end up lost at some point. The good news is that you can use pet microchipping to help increase the chances of your companion eventually getting returned to you. If you live in or near Mission, BC, or Maple Ridge, BC, and need a veterinarian near you who can perform pet microchipping, schedule an appointment with the Cedar Grove Animal Hospital.

Why Microchipping Is Crucial

Once a pet is lost, there is a good chance that he or she will end up in a shelter at some point. A shelter can provide safety but if the staff can’t find out who the animal belongs to, then you may never be reunited with your companion. This could lead to heartbreak both for you and your pet. A chip can make sure that you’re both reunited.

You might have placed a collar with tags on your cat or dog. If the collar is still present when the animal arrives at the shelter, it may be possible to hunt you down. In some situations, however, the tag will get torn off or be damaged to the point that it can’t be read. If so, the shelter staff might not be able to look up your information.

Pet microchips will contain your contact information. If a chip is found and scanned, the shelter will likely be able to get in touch. Compared to collars and tags, microchips are more difficult to destroy. It is even likely the chip will actually “outlive” your pet. Microchipping can give you the peace of mind of knowing your pet can be returned to you even if he is lost.

Get Pet Microchipping from a Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team

Microchipping is affordable, safe, and results in only minimal discomfort. Get your companion chipped in case the day comes when he is separated from you. Contact us at the Cedar Grove Animal Hospital, serving Mission, BC, and Maple Ridge, BC, if you'd like to get your companion chipped. Call us at (604) 820-8552 for pet microchipping from a “veterinarian near me” on our veterinary team.