Microchipping Your Pet: 101

Learn the Basics of Microchipping: 101

Microchipping cost cats

Microchipping cost cats

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Did you know that 1 in 3 pets go missing?

Losing your pet can be a traumatic and even tragic event. And while some protect their pets with collars and ID tags, they are not foolproof and pets can still get lost. Sadly, we have witnessed this scenario too many times. The real tragedy, though, is the fact that it can easily be prevented with the use of microchips.

Microchipping is the placement of a small radio frequency “chip” that contains a unique number under the neck skin of your pet. It is detected when a battery-operated scanner is waved over the neck of your pet. The number is then compared to a national database and will allow the reunion of a pet to its rightful owner.

The chip is about the size of a grain of rice. It is placed using a sterile needle device under the skin on the back of the neck. No anesthesia is required. This location is universally accepted around the globe as the designated location for implantation.

You simply register the chip number with the lookup database company once for a nominal fee, which we will do for you during the same visit. Please note that a microchip is NOT a GPS device and has no means of pinpointing the location of your pet.

To learn more about this protection feature and to watch a short video, click below.

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“Our 8 year-old Chocolate Lab was so overweight that he could no longer jump up on the bed where he slept with us at night. He was also limping in a back leg, which we already knew had a strained ACL. We had been told by a previous vet that additional weight would only make the situation worse, and likely cause further damage. We were supposed to limit his use of stairs, as well as jumping up and down on objects. It had gotten so bad that someone had to lift him into bed at night; he would go to one side and stretch his chin to barely reach the mattress until someone came to help him up. We decided to visit Animal Ark, and Dr. Paula, to see what remedy might exist.

Dr. Paula said she had a special diet that would do the trick. We committed to a very strict, portion and calorie-controlled diet using Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Satiety. We finally reached our goal weight through continued diligence and gradually increased exercise. His transformation was remarkable. He was noticeably thinner. He was like a new dog.”

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