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No pet parent ever wants to imagine a scenario in which their animal companion becomes lost. Unfortunately, these things happen. The most effective way to keep your pet safe is by planning ahead. Microchip identification provides convenient, affordable, permanent protection and peace of mind that standard forms of ID, such as collars and tags, simply cannot.

What is a microchip?

A microchip is a tiny little device that’s encoded with a number which corresponds to a database where your contact information is stored. Should you and your pet become separated, the chip can be scanned at any local animal shelter or veterinary clinic. The information gathered can then be used to help reunite you both safely for a happy ending.

Does microchipping hurt?

Microchip implantation is fast, easy and practically painless. The process is completed using a local anesthetic for the comfort of your pet. Once embedded, the chip will remain safely under your pet’s skin for the rest of his or her life. That means you’ll never have to do it again. More importantly, you’ll no longer have to worry about what might happen to your pet if you become separated.

Is microchipping expensive?

Many pet owners are surprised to learn that microchip implantation is quite affordable. Valley Animal Hospital offers this service for a minimal charge. It can be performed during a wellness visit, while your companion is anesthetized for surgery, or at any other time of your choosing.

Don’t take chances with your best friend’s safety. Invest in permanent identification today. Contact Valley Animal Hospital to learn more.