Why Should I Microchip My Pet?


Microchipping Services from Our Scarsdale Animal Hospital

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At Central Animal Hospital, microchipping is one of the many services our Westchester veterinary team is proud to offer. This procedure involves embedding a small computer chip (about the size of a grain of rice) underneath your pet’s skin. This chip is programmed with a unique microchip number that’s linked to your contact information, increasing the chances of you being reunited with your pet if he or she were to ever go missing. If your pet is not yet microchipped, now is a great time to schedule an appointment with our vet.

The Importance of Pet Microchipping

Dog microchipping and cat microchipping are highly encouraged, and many shelters/adoption centers now include this service with your adoption fee. There are many reasons to microchip your pet. One common misconception people have about microchipping is that it’s not any more effective than putting a collar with tags on your pet. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Unfortunately, when a pet goes missing, it is not uncommon for a pet’s collar to come off. This can happen as a pet climbs under a fence or gets his or her collar snagged on a branch. When this happens, your pet’s tags can no longer be used to reunite you with your pet.

With a microchip, you don’t have to worry about this because your pet’s microchip is embedded under the skin. From there, all it takes is a vet or shelter worker with a microchip scanner to obtain the unique chip number associated with your pet and use it to locate your contact information. In this sense, a chip is truly the best way to maximize your chances of being reunited with your pet if it goes missing.

Schedule an Appointment  With Our Scarsdale Veterinarian

If you live in the Scarsdale or Westchester areas and your pet is not yet microchipped, now is a great time to schedule an appointment. You can reach Central Animal Hospital to schedule a dog microchipping or cat microchipping appointment by giving us a call at (914) 723-1250.