Pet Microchip Placement

At Compassionate Care Animal Hospital in Pickerington, OH, we offer pet microchipping services to help ensure your furry companion’s safety and security. Microchipping is a simple and effective method of permanent identification for pets, providing peace of mind for pet owners in the event of loss or separation.

scanning a cats microchip

What is Pet Microchipping?

Pet microchipping involves the insertion of a small, rice-sized microchip under your pet’s skin, typically in the shoulder area. This microchip contains a unique identification number registered to your pet and linked to your contact information. In the event that your pet becomes lost or separated from you, veterinary clinics, animal shelters, and other authorized facilities have scanners to read the microchip and reunite you with your beloved pet.

The Benefits of Pet Microchipping

Quick and Painless Procedure

The microchipping procedure is quick, simple, and virtually painless for your pet. It can be performed during a routine veterinary appointment, requiring only a brief moment of discomfort, similar to a routine vaccination.

Increased Chance of Reunion

Microchipping significantly increases the likelihood of being reunited with your pet if they ever go missing. Many lost pets without microchips never find their way back home, but microchipped pets have a much higher chance of being returned to their owners.

Permanent Identification

Unlike collars and tags, which can become lost or damaged, microchips provide a permanent form of identification for your pet.

When to Consider Pet Microchipping

Pet microchipping is recommended for pets of all ages, breeds, and sizes. It’s especially important for pets who:

  • Spend time outdoors unsupervised
  • Are prone to wandering or escaping
  • Travel frequently with their owners
  • Have a history of getting lost or running away

Microchipping can be done at any time, even during your pet’s routine veterinary visit. It’s a proactive measure that provides invaluable protection and peace of mind for you and your pet.