Pet Microchipping with our Council Bluffs Veterinarian
Have you ever experienced that sinking feeling of not knowing where your pet has wandered off to -- and whether he'll be back? For many pet owners, this pain turns to heartbreak when their pets go missing forever. But you can enjoy the reassurance of knowing that even if your pet's collar tag comes off, he can still be identified as yours -- thanks to pet microchipping from Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs and Glenwood Veterinary Clinic.
How Technology Can Help you Find Your Lost Council Bluffs IA Pet
Make no mistake, the tried-and-true collar ID tag is still an essential part of any pet's "wardrobe." Mist individuals will look for this tag and use its information to contact the owner of a lost dog or cat in the Council Bluffs IA area. But this measure isn't enough, for one simple reason: collar tags, and sometimes entire collars, can come off, leaving a pet unidentifiable.
Microchipping offers a permanent second form of ID. A tiny transceiver chip contains a unique identification number, which is also contained in a nationwide database alongside your contact information. This chip is injected via syringe (no surgery is required) between your pet's shoulder blades, just beneath the skin. When a vet or animal shelter worker's RFID scanner scans your pet, the chip sends its ID number to the scanner. It's then a simple matter to check the number against the database and contact you. (Please note that you must update your contact information with the nationwide database anytime it changes!)
A Powerfully Effective Preventative Strategy
The best thing about microchipping is its remarkable success rate for reuniting pets with their owners. A microchipped pet whose contact information is kept up to date has better chances of finding his way back to you than a pet who hasn't undergone microchipping. The odds increase by 239 percent for dogs -- and by an amazing 2000 percent for cats! You can schedule pet microhipping during any routine wellness exam, but it's best to get it done ASAP even if you have to schedule a separate appointment. A theft, natural disaster, or other unfortunate incident can happen at any time, so this isn't a procedure you want to keep putting off.
Schedule Microchipping with our Veterinarian in Council Bluffs and Glenwood
Are you ready to seek microchipping services from our veterinarian in Council Bluffs and Glenwood? Call either of our locations to schedule this quick, easy, non-surgical preventative procedure. You'll be you did the next time you're wondering where your pet has gone!