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Importance of Microchipping

Why Microchipping Your Pet is Important

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has found that roughly 15 percent of cats and dogs go missing over a five-year period. Ultimately, 85 percent of these lost pets are recovered, but regardless, many animals still go missing. By microchipping your pet, you will increase the chances that he or she will be returned to you. Fortunately, inserting a microchip is a relatively easy process and our team at Animal Hospital of Bentonville has chipped countless animals in the Bentonville pet community.

Are you unsure if microchipping is right for your pet? If you visit our veterinary office for a pet exam or to address another health issue, make sure you ask for some information about the benefits of microchipping your dog or cat. Until then, let’s learn a bit more about microchipping and how it can help your pet.

How Does Microchipping Work?

Microchips act sort of like dog tags but the chip is inserted under the skin. Typically, a veterinarian will place the microchip between your pet’s shoulders. Once there, the microchip is unlikely to be accidentally removed. If you rely only on collars and tags, the collar or tag may fall off, making it difficult if not impossible for an animal shelter or concerned citizen to return your cat, dog, or other animal.

If your pet has been microchipped, a veterinarian or staff member at an animal shelter can look up your contact information. The microchip emits radio waves that allow veterinarians and other staff members to identify the chip’s one-of-a-kind identification number. Then they can look in a nationwide database to find your contact information. This way, you can rescue your pet and welcome it back into your home.

What to Expect

Most pets will feel some discomfort during the microchipping process. That said, this discomfort is quite similar to a vaccination shot. Your dog or cat will feel a sharp skin prick as the microchip is deposited. The process typically takes only a few moments to complete. Microchipping can often be performed during a pet exam, and it is quite affordable.

Pet Microchipping in Bentonville, AR

If you have any questions about this or our other veterinary services, call our team at Animal Hospital of Bentonville today at (479) 364-0340 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brown.

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1253 SW Regional Airport Blvd. Bentonville, AR, 72713

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Closed

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