Why Microchip Your Pet?

Why microchip your pet? That is a question many of today’s pet owners are faced with when adopting a new dog or cat. Here at VOCAL, we believe microchipping can save your pet’s life. That is why we offer this service to local pet owners. We also make sure that all dogs and cats who are adopted through VOCAL are microchipped.

Don’t let your dog or cat become just another lost pet statistic. Instead, save their lives and your worry by having them microchipped.

H2-How Are Pets Microchipped?

With this procedure, a needle is used to place a little chip under the animal’s skin. The microchip has a unique number on it that can be read by a scanner.

It takes about as long as it does for any medical injection to inject the microchip in the animal’s skin. While it’s not terribly painful to your pet, it is a large needle and it does feel like a pinch. A lot of pet owners have it done while their pet is being spayed or neutered to spare them the pain.  The cost is only $15 at Marion County Animal Services.(671-8700)

How Does The Microchip Work?

If someone finds your lost pet, they can take it to a shelter or nearby veterinarian’s office to be scanned for a chip. It only works if someone scans the chip. It does not serve as a tracker or GPS device.  Once they retrieve the number and the company that made the chip, they can contact the company to find the owner. That’s why it’s important to remember to complete the microchip registration and submit it.  This helps to finalize your pet’s microchip registration.

Microchipping your pet is a responsible decision as a pet owner. See our Microchipping page to learn more about our services.