Do you have a plan in place should you and your four-legged friend become separated?

No caring pet owner ever wants to imagine a scenario in which their beloved animal family member becomes lost. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts to keep our animal companions safe, these things can still happen. Being prepared ahead of time can mean the difference between heartache and a happy ending. Microchip identification provides permanent protection and peace of mind that standard forms of ID, such as collars and tags, cannot. Best of all, it’s convenient and affordable. Westside Animal Hospital is pleased to offer this service to our valued clients.


What is a microchip?

A microchip is a tiny device that is about the size of a grain of rice. The device is electronically encoded with a number which corresponds to a database where your contact information can be stored. Should your pet become separated from you, the area where the chip is implanted can be scanned at any local animal shelter or veterinary clinic. Once scanned, your contact information will be revealed, which can help quickly and safely reunite you both.


Does microchipping hurt?

Implanting a microchip is fast, easy and virtually painless because it is done with a local anesthetic to help keep your pet comfortable. Once implanted, the chip will remain safely under your pet’s skin for the rest of his or her life. You’ll never have to do it again. More importantly, you’ll never have to worry about what will happen to your four-legged family member in the event that you become separated.


Is microchipping expensive?

Many pet owners are pleasantly surprised to learn that microchip implantation is a very affordable option. Westside Animal Hospital offers this service for a minimal charge. Implantation can be conveniently performed during a wellness visit, while your pet is anesthetized for surgery, or at any other time of your choice.

Don’t take chances with your loved one’s safety. Invest in permanent identification today. Call today to discuss your options.