The process of microchipping your pet is simple and pain-free. Getting your pet chipped may sound intimidating at first, but the truth is that the process is simpler than most people think. It can be done in a matter of minutes, giving you peace of mind about your pet's health and well-being. Our veterinarians at Jimmie Davis Highway Animal Hospital offer pet care and microchipping in Bossier City, LA. Let’s look at what you need to know about getting your pet microchipped.
The Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet
When you microchip your pet, you can reconnect with your pet again if you are separated. If your pet is lost, somebody can find your cat or dog and bring it to a veterinarian or a shelter. If your contact information is up to date, you will be contacted so you can pick up your pet. You will not have to worry that your pet is wandering the streets.
What Happens During Microchipping?
The process of getting a microchip inserted is simple. A veterinarian will simply inject the chip into the back, between the shoulder blades. The veterinarian will take just a few minutes to insert the chip, and your pet will not notice that anything is different.
Your pet will not exhibit symptoms of pain after the microchipping. Many pets do not even acknowledge that anything has happened and there is no recovery time required after the injection. Your pet will be back to normal right away.
How Your Pet Can Be Found
The chip contains a specific number that is linked to your contact information in a national database. If your pet is lost and found later, he or she will be scanned. The contact information from the chip will show your phone number so you can be notified.
Keep in mind that the chip is not a GPS locater. It does not track your pet's movements. It is beneficial if your pet is found and brought to an office where he or she can be scanned. Make sure that you update your chip's contact information online when you move or change your phone number to ensure you can be reunited.
Pet Microchipping in Bossier City, LA
If you have been looking for a veterinarian who can provide microchipping and other forms of veterinary care, our team at Jimmie Davis Highway Animal Hospital is here to help. Call our team today at (318) 742-5353 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.