The process of microchipping your dog or cat helps protect it if it becomes lost or stolen. If you would like to have your pet microchipped, contact Valley Animal Hospital in Clifton to make an appointment with our veterinarians. The procedure is easy and provides your pet with extra identification if its collar falls off. Let’s take a look at the microchipping procedure and the benefits that microchipping provides.
A Visit Is Required Before The Procedure
Before our veterinarians can microchip your pet, a wellness visit is required to ensure your dog or cat is healthy enough for the procedure. During this visit, our veterinary team will take your pet's vital signs to document, we will check over your pet from nose to tail for possible medical issues. Preventative medicine will be discussed to provide your pet with continuous care. If your pet is deemed healthy, the microchipping process can be performed at the end of the wellness visit.
Your Contact Information Is Collected
You will need to provide our veterinarians with your contact information to reunite you with your pet if it becomes lost or stolen. This information includes your name, address, phone number, email address, and a unique serial number for your pet’s microchip. The information is uploaded into a national database and linked to that special serial number. If your pet is scanned by a veterinarian or an animal shelter employee, they will be able to look up your information to reunite you with your pet.
The Chip Is Placed In Your Pet's Body
After your identification is uploaded to the database, the rice-sized chip can be placed inside your pet. One of our veterinarians will place the small implant inside a device that works much like an immunization shot. The chip is implanted around the shoulder blade area of your pet. This ensures that the chip will remain in place as it is a spot that your pet will not be able to access easily.
Your pet will only experience mild discomfort during the implantation process. After the chip is in place, the surrounding skin may be tender for a few days, but it will quickly heal. If the chip does not remain in place or if your pet seems to be in pain after the procedure, contact our veterinarians for a follow-up appointment.
Contact Us for Pet Microchipping in Clifton, NY
If you live in or around Clifton and are interested in microchipping your pet, contact our team at Valley Animal Hospital. One of our veterinarians will perform a thorough examination and implant the microchip. Pet microchipping is just one of the many veterinary services that we offer to the pet community. Call us today at (973) 509-5225 to schedule an appointment.