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The Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet

Should You Microchip Your Pet?

For a pet owner, there’s nothing more heartbreaking than losing a beloved pet. In this modern era, cats and dogs are taken almost everywhere their owners go, making it easier for them to go missing in a crowd or get lost. Microchipping your pet provides a means of identifying and finding him if he is lost or stolen. You can have your pet microchipped by a veterinarian from Ferreira Animal Hospital in Miami.

There are many advantages to microchipping your pet. Here are just a few:

Microchipping Is Permanent

Tags and collars can be damaged or lost, making it impossible to identify a dog or cat if he were to get lost. In contrast, microchips are permanently implanted under your pet’s skin. Once the chip has been implanted, you need to register the number with the pet registry company associated with the chip’s manufacturer so they can sync your contact information with your pet’s specific microchip. Most animal shelters and vets have microchip scanning readers to help identify lost pets so they can be reunited with their owners.

Microchipping Is Affordable

The average cost of the procedure is around $50 if done by a vet. Your vet may charge you less if the procedure is done in conjunction with a regular office visit for a checkup. Your Miami veterinarian can also suggest the best brand of microchip to get so you receive optimum protection for your pet.

Relatively Painless

Microchips are implanted under your pet’s skin using a needle, similar to a vaccination. The procedure is simple, relatively painless and lasts a lifetime. Your vet can check the chip during regular vet visits to ensure it’s functioning as it should.

Added Protection

Microchipping doesn’t replace your dog or cat’s collar and tag as a means of identifying your pet. It does, however, provide an extra layer of protection for your pet in the event he goes missing or is stolen. This extra step could be the safeguard that brings your pet safely back to your arms.

Schedule an Appointment Today

To schedule an appointment to microchip your pet, call Ferreira Animal Hospital at 786-275-4629.