Our pets are our four-legged family members. They sleep in our beds, chill on our couches, and sometimes even eat with us at dinnertime. If any member of your family got lost, you'd want to be able to get a hold of them immediately. Unfortunately for us, our pets can't call us if they're lost. However, if they have a microchip, it's the next best thing. Here at Amelia Pointe Animal Hospital, we have provided residents of Fernandina Beach, FL, with pet microchipping services for many years.
What Are Pet Microchips, and Why Are They Important?
Pet microchips are tiny, implantable computer chips that allow veterinary staff members and animal shelter volunteers to contact a lost pet’s owner. When a microchip is scanned, the pet’s unique ID number will be shown on a scanner, and the staff can look it up in a database to find out who the pet belongs. These microchips are super small, about the size of a grain of rice. Your cat or dog will not notice the microchip there once it is inserted.
Once our veterinarian gives your pet a microchip, and you register it with the national database, you can rest easy knowing that if your furry animal were to go missing, his chance to be reunited with you increases. Even if his tags got lost or he was far from home, anyone who found your pet would have to take him to a shelter, a veterinarian's clinic, or an animal rescue to check his chip. Then, they'd find your information, and your furry friend would be on his way home with you.
Microchips have helped countless families across the United States reunite with their precious pets. Whether their dogs or cats got spooked and ran up the road, or they got lost while on vacation far away, thanks to microchips, their four-legged friends have been able to be reconnected with their human families quickly and safely.
Schedule A Microchip Appointment Today
If you are looking for pet microchipping services in Fernandina Beach, FL, contact Amelia Pointe Animal Hospital today. Call us at (904) 310-9990 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.