If your pet was to go missing, a microchip would ensure they are identifiable once found. Just make sure your information is up to date with your microchip carrier. If you ever decide to travel internationally, microchipping is required along with a health certificate. Get your pet microchipped at Balsam Animal Hospital in Waynesville, NC.
Microchips that are implanted in pets are small, about the size of a grain of rice. When read by an external scanner, each microchip produces a unique code used to identify the animal and its owner.
Where are Microchips Implanted in Dogs, Cats and Other Animals?
Microchips are inserted with a syringe-type device, most commonly on the back of the neck between the shoulder blades. The procedure takes only a few seconds and does not require anesthesia. Many other types of pets and domestic livestock are microchipped on a regular basis.
Contact Balsam Animal Hospital today at 828-452-1868