The unthinkable happens. Your pet gets out and is lost. In the old days, this would mean calls to the local shelter, signs on telephone poles and endless hours of searching. Today, you can still do all of these things but let's add in technology to keep your pet safe.
Microchip placement is an additional step to return your pet to you if it gets lost. It does not replace ID tags or tattoos or other means of identification. The great thing about microchips is they are good for life as long as your information is kept up to date in the data base.
Implantation of the microchip by our staff at Newport Harbor is much the same as giving a vaccination. The chip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under the skin between the shoulder blades. These chips are produced to prevent their movement once they are placed. The chip will be read by a scanner that produces a low level of energy that allows it to transmit its unique number.
Most veterinary hospitals and shelters scan all stray animals. When the number is found, the data base is called and your information is given to the caller. Over the years we have had many happy clients reunited with their owners because of microchips.
The staff at our American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited hospital is here to help you in any way possible. If you have questions about microchipping give us a call. We are here to help.