Frequently Asked Questions About Microchipping for Pets at TLC for Pets
It is important for pet owners to make sure that they take good care of their furry friends. At TLC for Pets, we are here to make sure that all pet owners have access to an animal hospital that provides veterinary care in Reisterstown. One of the services that we provide to our patients is called microchipping. There are a few important questions that we hear on a regular basis when it comes to pets and microchipping. We are here to answer them.
What Is Microchipping?
One of the most common questions we get asked is what microchipping is. This is a process through which a trained veterinarian will place a small chip in the body of a pet. This contains important information that can let people know about the pet's prior history if a pet is lost and cannot be found.
Where Do Microchips Go?
Vets will place microchips in a variety of locations; however, these chips are usually placed underneath the surface of the skin. It is important not to place the microchip too deep; however, it is also important to place the microchip in a place where a pet is not going to scratch it out.
Do Microchip Procedures Hurt?
We have many pet owners who are worried that the procedure is going to hurt their furry friend. It is important to note that placing a microchip is nothing like cancer surgery or resetting a broken bone after an injury. It is possible that a pet might feel some momentary discomfort; however, this procedure does not lead to any extreme pain. It is also very short when compared to other procedures.
What Type of Information Is Contained on a Pet Microchip?
There is a lot of information that might be contained on a pet's microchip. We will go over this with the pet owner to make sure that all relevant information is included on the pet's microchip. Some of the information that we might include is the pet's name, the pet's address, and pertinent information about the pet's medical history. This is important information if anyone were to find the pet lost somewhere.
Call TLC for Pets Today to Make an Appointment
At TLC for Pets, we are here to make sure that all pet owners have access to an animal hospital that provides veterinary care in Reisterstown. We are proud to provide complete services to our patients and this includes microchipping. if you would like to learn more about how we can help you with your pet care needs, call us today to make an appointment with a veterinarian from our office!