There is a great deal of responsibility associated with adopting a pet. Your pet will rely on you for food, water, shelter, love, attention, and medical care. When you first bring your new pet home, you need to spend the time necessary to bond with your pet. You also need to schedule your first visit with Parkway Animal Hospital in Grand Prairie for a complete checkup to ensure your pet's health. During this appointment, you should also consider having your pet microchipped
What Is Microchipping?
When you have your pet microchipped, our veterinarian will insert a tiny microchip under the loose skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. The microchip is inserted using a syringe, similar to the syringes used to give your pet vaccinations, which are relatively painless.
The microchip will have a specific identification number associated with it. That serial number is registered in a nationwide registry database containing your contact information along with other relevant information about your pet. The microchip can be scanned by staff members at any veterinarian office or animal shelter.
The Benefits of Having Your Pet Microchipped
There are a few reasons why you should consider having your pet microchipped.
- Find your pet quickly: If your pet gets out of the house and runs away, the microchip can help you be reunited with your pet quickly. If someone finds your pet and brings it to the shelter, the microchip will be scanned, giving the shelter employees your contact information.
- Proof of ownership: Unfortunately, some people will see a pet on the street and take it. If your pet is stolen and it is microchipped, you will have all the proof that you need that you are the pet's true owner so your pet can be returned to you.
- Microchips are permanent: Many pet owners will put a tag on their pet's collar with their name and phone number. If the information wears off or the collar falls off while your pet is lost outside, it won't be easy to reunite with your pet. Microchips are permanent, ensuring that you will be reunited with your pet if it is lost. If you move or your contact information changes, you can simply update your information with the national pet finder database.
Pet Microchipping in Grand Prairie, TX
If you are planning to adopt a pet, you should consider having it microchipped at Parkway Animal Hospital in Grand Prairie, TX. The procedure is inexpensive, relatively painless, and will ensure that you and your pet will be reunited quickly if it gets lost. Call us today at (972) 263-7277 to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.