Pet Microchips Orlando – Veterinarian Clinic
Thousands of pets become lost every day, and microchip identification is the one reliable way to reunite these lost pets with their owners. The procedure is safe, easy, inexpensive, and practically painless.
The microchip itself is about the size of a grain of rice. It contains a tiny metallic “bar code” surrounded by an inert membrane which makes it non-reactive when it is placed under the skin. The microchip is injected under the skin between the shoulder blades with a hypodermic-type syringe. Once the chip is in place, it should be there for the life of the pet, and we will register your microchip to ensure your contact information is associated with the bar code number.
If the pet becomes lost, all animal care facilities (shelters, veterinary hospitals, pounds, etc) will scan the pet for a microchip, using a special microchip reader that is simply waved over the skin. These scanners are very reliable and easy to use. Once a microchip is found, a special hotline is called, and the lost pet is reported. The pet owner is then called immediately and given the contact information about where to pick up their pet.
Regardless of the type of chip, every pet should have microchip ID. We live in Florida where hurricanes have criss-crossed our state. Many pet’s were lost and ultimately found by being microchipped. House fires, floods and house break ins are also ways your pet can become detached from it’s home. Some owners feel that their pet doesn’t need identification because it is always in the house, but in our experience these are the most likely pets to become lost when they get outside by accident. As separation from your pet can happen all too easily, appropriate identification, ideally permanent identification by use of microchip, is critical. Industry figures claim that 8,000 pets every day are located and returned home because they have a microchip; your pet should be protected!
From time to time we offer discounts to microchip your pets. This discount is always offered prior to sedating your pet so please ask at our front desk. 407-275-5397. We would be glad to help keep your pet safe.
Looking for a pet? Click here to access the Universal Pet Microchip Lookup: www.petmicrochiplookup.org