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The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Discover the Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

At Valley Animal Hospital in Clifton, NY, our team of veterinary professionals provides a range of services you expect from a veterinarian. From routine pet care to more advanced procedures, our vet sees patients through many daily needs.

One of the most rewarding and important services we provide is microchipping. While it might seem optional, microchipping is a crucial step to finding your pet if you get separated, or they get lost. Read below to learn why our office recommends microchipping to every pet owner.

What Is Microchipping?

Microchipping is non-invasive surgery involving inserting a tiny microchip under your skin. After the pet is microchipped, it can continue activities without limitations. First, register your pet’s microchip with your contact information. Then, contact your pet if lost or found. Microchipping provides a permanent way to identify your pet.

If your pet is not microchipped, it's difficult or even impossible to identify your pet if they're lost or stolen. However, when your pet is microchipped, any veterinary office can scan the pet’s microchip and use the contact information to get your pet back to you. This is why keeping your pet's microchip registration updated on your current address and other information is also important.

Why Should You Microchip Your Pet?

The main reason why we recommend microchipping a pet is because it makes it easy to identify the pet if you are separated. While no one wants to think about losing their pet due to a natural disaster, escape, or theft, a microchip can give you peace of mind knowing you can identify your pet if lost and found.

Call Us Today!

If your pet needs to be microchipped, call our office at Valley Animal Hospital in Clifton, NY, to schedule an appointment today!


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