Is your dog microchipped? Microchipping refers to the process of inserting a tiny device into the scruff of a dog's neck that will help him or her to be identified in case of an emergency. Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital strongly urges you to get your pet microchipped to increase the chances of finding them if they get lost.
Here, the top veterinary hospital in the area further discusses why this is so important:
- It's a permanent form of identification. If your dog gets lost, if your dog loses his collar and tags, or if he/she is stolen and the thief removes the collar and tags, the microchip provides an excellent opportunity for your dog to be found. You can find and prove that the dog is yours with microchipping.
- The process is affordable and convenient. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice, and embedding it is completely pain-free for your pup. Plus, it only costs $50 or so depending on your vet.
- Microchipping is the next stage of pet-owning technology. You can get pet doors that recognize the microchip and allow your pet inside and out, while rejecting animals without the microchip (like a raccoon). It's a safety measure for you, your family, and your pet!
- It decreases the number of strays and abandoned dogs. For whatever reason, sadly, some people abandon their dogs. If microchipping was mandatory, the owners of abandoned dogs could be brought to justice. Additionally, microchips make it easier for seemingly lost or stray dogs to be returned home.
- Microchipping isn’t just for dogs. It can be done to a range of animals including cats, horses, ferrets, and other mammals. Check with your vet or animal specialist today!
Do you need to set up an appointment to microchip your pet? Contact the veterinarians at Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital! Call (808) 671-7387 to speak with someone directly, and visit their website to read about their pet services, surgery, medicine, grooming, and general care today!