Microchipping (Permanent ID)

Helping Owners To Reunite With Lost Pets

Shaffer Veterinary Services in Crowley, Texas can implant identification microchips just under the skin, usually right between the shoulder blades. To protect their pets, many owners turn to technology, in the form of identification microchips implanted in their pets. Microchips are tiny transponders, about the size of a grain of rice, that can be implanted in your pet's skin by many veterinarians and animal shelters; some shelters implant one in all pets they place. We believe very strongly that microchipping helps owners to reunite with lost pets. Although tags and collars are important, they can tear or slip off.

With microchipping, on the other hand, a veterinarian injects a tiny computer chip (about the size of a grain of rice) just under your pet's skin, between the shoulder blades. A number on the microchip is entered into an international database. If your dog or cat is found, any animal hospital, shelter, or humane society can use a microchip reader to read the unique ID number contained on the chip. That number can be used to find your information in the database.

The chip can't be lost or damaged, and it lasts for the pet's lifetime. If you ever need to change your contact information, it can be done with a single phone call.  Microchips provide an extra level of protection in case your pet loses their collar and tags. Providing your pets with both tags and a microchip can help ensure a happy reunion if the unthinkable happens. Microchips are implanted just under the skin, usually right between the shoulder blades. This is done with a large-bore needle and doesn't require anesthesia.

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