Pet Microchipping

Give yourself peace of mind by providing your pet with a reliable and permanent form of identification.

Pet Microchipping Rancho Cucamonga, CA

It only takes a moment for your pet to bolt out the door or break away from their leash, and many lost pets never find their way home because they have no form of identification when they get away. Tags on collars can help, but pets often break or lose their collars in their attempt at freedom.

Microchipping is a way to ensure your pet can find his way home, with permanent identification always in place. Here is a closer look at using a microchip to keep your pet safe.

What Is a Microchip?

A microchip is a tiny electronic device injected into your pet just below the skin. It’s only about as big as a grain of rice, but it stores information, like your contact information, which is delivered via radio waves. When your pet is lost, and someone scans him with the right type of scanner, they can access the contact information and get your pet back to you.

Is Microchipping Safe?

Microchips do not need a power source and contain no moving parts, so they are safe to stay in your pet for a lifetime. They are made from material that is compatible with an animal’s body, so any discomfort or rejection is very rare. Over time, the microchip will become encased in the tissue, so it will not move around the body.

Vet checking for microchip implant on cat

What to Expect at a Microchipping Appointment

If you wish to have your pet microchipped, simply ask about it at your next appointment. The procedure is simple. We will inject the microchip using a sterile syringe into your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The procedure is quick and causes minimal discomfort, just like a vaccination.

Once your pet is microchipped, you will receive paperwork that tells you how to register the microchip. Registering is the only way your information gets put onto the microchip. If you don’t register the microchip, it is worthless. Also, you will need to keep this information to change your contact information if you move or get a new phone number. Up-to-date information is critical to protecting your pet with your microchip.

What Happens if Your Pet Gets Lost?

If your pet is lost, the people who find them can take them to a local vet or shelter to be scanned. If your microchip information is up-to-date, the scanner will find your contact information, and the vet or shelter staff will give you a call. You are able to collect your pet and return them home easily.

Microchipping your pet is a simple solution to add a layer of protection in case your pet is lost. Schedule your appointment today with Baseline Animal Hospital to have your pet microchipped and give yourself the peace of mind that comes from knowing you will always have a way to be reunited.