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Microchip Pets for Safety

East Bay Animal Hospital

Largo, FL Veterinary Hospital

For you and your pet's safety.

Microchip Pets for Safety at East Bay Animal Hospital, Largo, FL 33771

A microchip will make a difference to help your pet to find the way home!

Microchip Your Pet for Safety

Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make it back home. Many pets (especially indoor pets) don’t wear collars or tags. Even if your pet wears a collar and identification tag, collars can break off and tags can become damaged and unreadable, so these forms of identification may not be enough to ensure your pet’s safe return. Your pet needs a form of identification that is reliable and can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged.

Dog and cat microchip at east bay animal hospital, largo fl  A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely home!

Dog and cat microchip at east bay animal hospital, largo fl A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. 

Dog and cat microchip at east bay animal hospital, largo fl Each microchip is unique and when properly registered it links back to vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information….some microchip companies even allow you to include medical information about your pet.

Dog and cat microchip at east bay animal hospital, largo fl When a microchip is implanted, the pet owner is given a registration form to complete. Registering the number on the microchip includes your pet in a national pet recovery database. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number.

Dog and cat microchip at east bay animal hospital, largo fl If a lost pet is picked up by animal control or found by a Good Samaritan and presented to a veterinarian, a quick scan of the microchip reveals the identification number. A toll-free phone call to the pet recovery database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified. The pet owner can then be contacted and reunited with his or her pet.

Dog and cat microchip at east bay animal hospital, largo fl Young puppies and kittens are often given microchips at the time of their spay/neuter procedure. But even if your pet is already an adult, you should consider micro-chipping them. Even indoor pets can get outside accidentally and get lost, so if you’re relying on other forms of identification, you could be placing your pet at risk. Micro-chipping is a safe, effective way to help ensure your pet’s return if the unthinkable happens.
Ask us about micro-chipping your pet today!

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