Mayde Creek Animal Health Center strongly recommends microchip implantation for every pet. It is the best way to ensure the safe return of your dog or cat in the event that they are missing. Microchips are tiny devices that provide a permanent identifier that is unique to your pet. These safe and inexpensive chips significantly increase the odds of being reunited with your pet in the event that they are lost.
Microchip implantation can be performed during your pet’s annual wellness exam, and does not require the use of anesthesia. Whether you have recently adopted your pet from a local shelter, or if you acquired your pet from another owner, we can quickly search the database to see if a microchip has already been implanted. If not, our veterinarians can sit down with you and discuss microchipping and arrange to have your pet microchipped at our hospital.
Across the country, animal shelters are equipped to scan lost pets for an embedded microchip. By having your dog or cat microchipped, their identifier will allow you to be contacted so your pet can return home safely as soon as possible. In addition to performing recoveries and reuniting pets with their owners, many chip manufacturers also have support services available 24/7 that will begin searching for pets as soon as they are reported missing.
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions about microchips, please visit the AVMA website. The Pet Microchip Lookup website is another helpful resource for locating owners of lost pets based on the microchip number that operates independently of microchip companies.