Giving You a Peace of Mind with Your Pet
Have you ever gone through the experience of losing a pet? Though pets tend to love their owners, they can be prone to wander away from home if not closely monitored. What starts as curiosity quickly leads them to being picked up by another human or lost in a confusing area. For this reason, Meridian Animal Hospital highly recommends microchipping your pet. We have many years of experience with installing microchips.
Sadly, thousands of pets are lost or stolen every year in the United States. With today’s technology, a microchip can now help reunite you with your pet. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is usually implanted under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. We suggest that you have your puppies and kittens microchipped when they are spayed or neutered.
What is a microchip?
The microchip is a permanent pet identification, but not a GPS location device. The microchip needs to be read with a scanner, which most veterinarians have in their office or hospital. When they scan an animal for a microchip, the information will help a lost pet be reunited with their owner. Microchips can be implanted when you come in for your pet’s regular checkup.
When you have your pet implanted with a Microchip it is important that you keep the chip registration up to date. When you move or change your phone number you will need to go to the Microchip web site and update these changes. If the microchip information is not kept up to date it will make it difficult to find out who the pet belongs to.Come in today to gain the peace of mind you need by having your pet microchipped.