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Your veterinarian in Charlotte, NC helps keeps companion pets safe and healthy with microchipping
The veterinarian and team at Hickory Grove Animal Hospital want pet owners to enjoy the companionship of healthy and happy pets for many years. Microchipping has been found to be the best way to recover a lost pet. Your veterinarian in Charlotte, NC offers the microchipping procedure at Hickory Grove Animal Hospital. Learn more about microchipping and its benefits.
Microchipping is the process of providing a beloved pet with a non-removable form of identification. It is not a way to track the location of pets. Collars may be removed or become loose and fall off, making it difficult to recover a pet. Microchipping ensures a way to reconnect a pet and their owner, should the pet become lost or otherwise separated from an owner.
Did you know that a family companion is lost every two seconds? Microchipping is a safe and effective way to make it easy to identify the owner of a separated pet. Any companion pet can be separated from owners. Microchipping can identify and reunite lost or stolen pets with their owners. In 2005, a case occurred when a microchip number originally registered in Portugal helped reunite a dog and its owner in Canada. This is the main benefit for those who choose to microchip their pet.
How do microchips help lost pets and their owners? Many lost or stolen animals are brought into a shelter or veterinary clinic. Each of these new guests are scanned for a microchip. If a pet has a microchip, a search is performed within the microchip registry and the team can contact the owner.
It is important to keep all contact information up-to-date within the microchip registry. Please inform your veterinarian if you have moved or have changed your primary contact number. The AVMA and AAHA established “Check the Chip Day” on August 15th in order to remind all pet owners to review and update contact information. According to one study, the rate of return to owners for lost pets with a microchip was 74.1 percent. Without a microchip, it was found that owners were able to reunite with separated pets only 13 percent of the time. Microchipping pets and updating contact information as needed can significantly increase chances of reuniting lost or stolen pets with their owners.
Microchipping is a quick and effective way to give pet owners peace of mind and reconnect lost or stolen pets with their owners. An appointment with a veterinarian at Hickory Grove Animal Hospital can help pet owners get started.
A microchip is approximately the size of a grain of rice. An injection is performed to insert the microchip under the skin of a companion pet. A bar code is on the microchip and owner details are included in the microchip registry.
The team at Hickory Grove Animal Hospital has served the veterinarian needs of Charlotte area residents and their pets since 1987. Microchipping is only one of the array of services available to promote the health and safety of area pets at this full-service animal hospital. Your veterinarian in Charlotte, NC offers wellness services, including microchipping and pet identification services, as well as providing surgical services, internal medicine consultations, pet dentistry and more. The veterinarian team offers compassionate care and attention to pets and makes financing emergency pet care easy with Care Credit. Contact Hickory Grove Animal Hospital at 704-563-5858 to schedule a microchipping appointment today.