Microchipping in Jeffersonville
Preventative Measures for Identifying Lost Pets
At Eastside Animal Hospital, we know how much your pets mean to you which is why we strongly encourage microchipping pets of all ages. In the event that your furry companion escapes from your home or yard, it is important to ensure your pet can be identified. While ID tags are helpful, they can easily be lost whereas microchipping stays with your pet for life.
You are 20 times more likely to have your cat returned to you if your microchip him/her and you are 2.5 times more likely to have your dog found and returned to you if you microchip
Microchipping is a safe, easy, and permanent way veterinarians and shelters can identify pets and return them to their owners. When your pet is microchipped, a veterinarian uses a hypodermic needle to safely inject a chip under your pet’s skin. No anesthesia or surgery is required for insertion. Typically, it is inserted at the back of the neck between the shoulder blades. This chip contains a unique identification number and is activated when a scanner, which puts out radio waves, is passed over the area. During its activation, the chip transmits the information stored on it to the scanner, which then displays your pet’s unique identification number. Once a veterinarian or shelter attendant enters the number into a database, your information will pop up and you will be contacted. It is important to note that the microchip is only useful if you properly register it and keep the information current.
The Advantages of Microchipping Your Pet
In addition to the insertion being safe, easy, and relatively painless, there are other important benefits to consider.
Additional advantages of microchipping your pets in Jeffersonville include:
- Once it is inserted, the microchip is permanent
- It certifies that you are the owner of your pet
- It cannot wear off, get lost, or break like a collar or name tag can
- It increases the likelihood you will reunite with your pet
“The vets have all been fantastic: knowledgeable, caring, and informative.”- Kim Parish
“Everyone at Eastside was so personable, and it was very clear they really loved animals!”- Mary Rademaker
“They were extremely thorough in figuring out what was with my little furry one.”- Dylan Adams