Cat and Dog Microchipping in Pasadena: What it is and How it Works

A microchip is a tiny device, no larger than a grain of rice, that is inserted in the soft spot between your pet’s shoulder blades. The procedure is relatively painless and exceptionally quick. Once your cat or dog microchipping procedure is complete, you will need to update your contact information in an online database. We’ll be happy to give you detailed instructions at your appointment!

Cat and Dog Microchipping in Pasadena, MD
Dog at her microchipping appointment

Why Microchip Your Pet

The reasons are many, but the solution is simple! Microchips help your pet get home, whether they simply got lost or were stolen. Here are some solid reasons for pet microchipping:

  1. If your pet gets lost, it helps them get back home. According to the American Kennel Club Reunite, one in three dogs go missing at some point in their life. A microchip could make the difference between losing them forever and bringing them back home safely.
  2. It’s proof of your ownership. It sounds crazy, but pets have been stolen before! A microchip solidifies your proof of ownership. Once your pet is scanned somewhere, your information will pop up right away.
  3. Collars and tags don’t last. They can easily be broken and removed. A microchip stays in place for the entirety of your pet’s life.

Convinced? Cat and dog microchipping is a safe, effective way to help them always return home to you. Contact our animal hospital for more information or to set up your appointment today!

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The Benefits of a HomeAgain Microchip

At Lake Shore Pet Hospital, we use HomeAgain microchips. HomeAgain has a National Pet Recovery Database with which you need to register your pet’s microchip and your current contact information. You can update this information at any time at no cost.

What makes HomeAgain microchips special? We offer HomeAgain TempScan microchips, which can actually read your pet’s body temperature. That means your pet won’t need their temperature checked with a rectal thermometer ever again!

In addition, you can enroll in a HomeAgain membership for some special benefits, including:

  • Access to Lost Pet Specialists who can send out Lost Pet Alerts and provide support and guidance to help you navigate the search and recovery process.
  • Being able to contact a 24/7 emergency hotline run by licensed veterinarians. When you need quick advice about your pet, one of their veterinarians can help you figure out what to do next.
  • Access to microchip-enabled products, such as feeders and pet doors.

For more information about HomeAgain and its services, click here.