Pet Microchipping In Scarsdale
Our Scarsdale Veterinarian Team Offers Microchipping For Your Pet’s Safety–And Your Peace Of Mind
If you’re a pet owner living in the Scarsdale area, our veterinarian team strongly recommends getting your animal companion microchipped by our caring and efficient staff here at Central Animal Hospital. Why? The sad reality is that thousands of beloved pets go missing (or are victims of theft) every year, and it’s not always easy for them to be reconnected with their human families. Whether your animal is an indoor only or indoor/outdoor pet, read on to learn about microchipping and why our Scarsdale vet team considers it to be the best way to improve your pet’s chances of returning to you in the event that it goes missing.
How Does Pet Microchipping Work?
A common misunderstanding about pet microchipping is that it works like a GPS device so you can constantly track where your animal is. In reality, microchipping works more like a secure and permanent identification tag. This is far more desirable than an ID collar alone, since collars can fall off or be removed easily.
When a lost pet is found and brought to an animal shelter or veterinary hospital, staff can scan the pet with a specialized radiowave device. If a microchip is present in the animal, the scanning device will automatically send a digital alert to the microchip’s database registry, where the pet owner’s privately secured contact information is stored and linked with their animal’s microchip via a unique identification number. The registry can then alert the pet owner that their animal has been found.
To get a microchip, your pet will undergo a simple procedure while under general anesthesia (to keep your animal safe, calm, and comfortable). Sometimes, our Scarsdale vet team even inserts microchips during a routine spay or neuter to save time. The microchip, which is about the size of a grain of rice, is implanted just beneath your animal’s skin. The result: an invisible, unnoticeable, and effective way to permanently identify your pet!
Wondering About Getting Your Pet Microchipped? Call Our Scarsdale Vet Today To Learn More
At Central Animal Hospital, we’re proud to be one of the area’s only AAHA accredited veterinary clinics, which means that you can rest easy knowing that with us, your animal is receiving the highest standard of veterinary care. From the most routine procedures, including pet wellness exams and microchip insertions, to our comprehensive and compassionate emergency vet services, our Scarsdale vet team is 100% committed to excellence. Why? High quality vet care is better for you, better for your animal, and better for the community.
If you live in Westchester County, NY and would like to learn more about microchipping or our other veterinary services, call Central Animal Hospital today at 914-723-1250.