Lake Shore Pet Hospital

Microchipping: 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 pet microchipping sprocedure 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!

pet microchipping
pet microchipping

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? Pet microchipping is a safe, effective way to help them always return home to you. Contact our clinic for more information or to set up your appointment today!

I truly can't say enough wonderful things about Dr. Ashley and his amazing staff.
-Ericka C.

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