It’s a sad, but true, statistic: 90% of pets without ID are never reunited with their families. While collars with ID tags are a great start in protecting your pet, they can be easily lost, removed, or become worn and unreadable over time. Fortunately, there’s a much more effective method for increasing the chances that your family’s best friend returns to you. A microchip is inexpensive to you, virtually painless to your pet, easy to insert–and permanent!
How Microchipping Works
A microchip is about the same size as a grain of rice and has no internal power source, so it will never wear out or go dead. It is implanted under the skin of your pet, usually between the shoulder blades, where there are relatively few nerve endings. The process is very similar to your pet receiving a routine vaccination.
If you and your pet have the misfortune of becoming separated, an animal shelter or veterinary office will pass a scanner over your pet’s skin that will instantly read the microchip number. This number is then fed into a database that identifies your pet, matches him or her with your contact information, and leads your family and your pet to a happy reunion–provided you keep the contact information current!
- It’s painless.
- It’s inexpensive.
- It’s easy.
- It’s permanent.
- It dramatically increases the chances of a happy pet and family reunion.
We are proud to offer micro-chipping for your pet’s safety and for your peace of mind.
Now that the weather is warming up, your pet’s going to be spending a lot more time outside. Before they have a chance to run off and get lost, we strongly recommend that you bring them in to get microchipped, and register the chip immediately following this quick procedure.
*Saint Paul City Ordinance 200.2 requires dogs living in the City of St. Paul to be licensed. As a courtesy, your dog license can be purchased in-clinic! *first time dog licenses only*