Microchipping Services in Weddington, NC
What is a Microchip?
If your pet is lost and is brought to a clinic or an animal shelter, they will be scanned for a microchip and their number will be checked using a database.
While microchips are a very effective way of ensuring your pet is returned to you if they are lost, unfortunately, they are not foolproof.
For a microchip to be successful in returning your pet to you, it is crucial that all steps are followed:
- Your pet is brought to a shelter or a veterinary office to be scanned – if you find a stray pet, be sure to bring it to a local shelter or veterinary office to hopefully help it be reunited with its owners.
- Your pet’s microchip must be able to be found by a scanner. We recommend having your veterinarian scan your pet’s chip at every annual visit to ensure it is in the proper location and working effectively. We want to make sure your pet is protected effectively in case of an emergency.
- Your pet’s microchip must be properly registered with its owner’s current information. For many pets that have a microchip, it is difficult to return them to their owners because the information was never entered into the database or has changed. We strongly recommend ensuring your pet’s microchip information is kept updated and current contact numbers are available to help your pet return to you if it is found. This information can be updated through your microchip’s website.
Have Your Pet Microchipped at Weddington Animal Hospital
At Weddington Animal Hospital, we strongly recommend microchipping your pets and typically recommend performing this procedure at the time of their spay or neuter. We also offer this procedure as a stand-alone to help your pet be protected. If you find a stray pet, we are able to scan them to help identify if they have a microchip and hopefully reunite them with their owner. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 704-847-8466, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule Your Appointment
We would love the opportunity to meet you and your pet! You can fill out the appointment form and our office team will contact you shortly to schedule an appointment that works best for you.
Here at the Weddington Animal Hospital, we treat your pet like they should be treated, like a member of your family. We take pride in our level of care and customer service and we look forward to having you join our family.
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