Microchipping

 

No loving pet parent ever wants to imagine a scenario in which their beloved animal family member becomes lost. Unfortunately, these things happen. The best way to ensure that your pet remains safe and secure is by planning ahead. Microchip identification provides convenient, affordable and permanent protection that standard forms of ID, such as collars and tags, cannot. More importantly, it provides you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ve taken the right precautions to protect your loved one.

At Omaha Animal Medical Group, we strongly recommend the use of microchipping as a proactive approach to keeping our patients happy, healthy and safe.

 

What is a microchip?

A microchip is a tiny device that is about the size of a grain of rice. This device is encoded with a number that corresponds to a database where your contact information is stored. In the event that your pet becomes separated from you, the implanted chip can be scanned at any local animal shelter or vet clinic. The information gathered from this scan can then be used to help reunite you both safely.

 

Will microchipping hurt my pet?

Implanting a microchip is fast, easy and a virtually painless experience for your pet. To make it more comfortable for your companion, we use a safe, effective local anesthetic to numb the area. Once implanted, the chip will remain safely under your pet’s skin for the rest of his or her life. You’ll never have to do it again. More importantly, you’ll never have to worry about what will happen to your four-legged family member should he or she become separated from you.

 

Is microchipping expensive?

Many pet owners are pleasantly surprised to learn that microchipping is not only fast and convenient, but it’s also incredibly affordable. Omaha Animal Medical Group offers this service for a minimal charge. The procedure can be performed during an annual wellness visit, while your companion is anesthetized for surgery, or at any other time of your choice.

Don’t take chances with your pet’s safety – invest in permanent identification today. Contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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