Keeping their pets safe should be a top priority of every owner. Taking on a pet means protecting it from harm. At Lone Tree Animal Care Center in Omaha, NE, our knowledgeable staff understand how important this is to you.
That's why we offer microchipping as one of our many services. It's one of the most valuable defenses pet owners have if their beloved pet gets lost.
What Happens when My Pet Gets Microchipped?
When a pet is "chipped", a tiny scannable chip is placed under the skin near the shoulder blades. The chip will have a number that goes into a database with your pet's name and your information. You can also add other personal data that you believe may be important. Should your pet get lost, it can be scanned by any veterinarian hospital or at an animal shelter. Just like that, you and your buddy can be reunited.
Another useful aspect to microchipping is to prove your pet belongs to you. Sadly, animals, like children, can be the subject of ugly custody disputes when partners or friends end a relationship. If your pet also gets lost, other people might try to claim him or her
Is It Painful for My Pet to Be Microchipped?
The chipping process causes only minor discomfort. The chip is inserted via syringe. It's no worse than your pet receiving a vaccine. They may be tired and not feel like eating for a day, but that's probably more from the trip than the chip. Just allow them to rest.
Can a Microchip Actually Help Me Get My Pet Back?
Yes. The chip can be successful in reuniting you with your pet. The chip does not act as a tracking device, but if someone else finds your pet, they will have the tools available to them to be able to get your pet back to you should you ever lose them
Sadly, some chipped pets are not brought back to their families because the phone number provided is not up to date. Always remember to update the database if your phone and address changes.
Visit Us for More Information
Microchipping your pet is safe and easy. If you're in the Omaha, NE area, we at Lone Tree Animal Care Center are happy to answer any questions and help you keep your four-legged friend safe and sound. Call us at (402) 389-3356 to speak to a veterinarian specialist.