Everything You Need to Know About Microchipping Provided by a Pittsburgh, PA Mobile Vet
If your pet should happen to get outside without your knowledge or leave your yard for whatever reason, a microchip can help you find your pet easier. The microchipping process does not cause pain, and you will have peace of mind knowing that your furry friend has a higher chance of returning to you. Fortunately, MVS Pet Care, serving Pittsburgh, PA, and the nearby region, we offer this service and would like to take a moment to explain what this procedure is and how it is beneficial.
General Information About Microchipping
Microchipping is a process you may schedule separately or during a standard veterinary care appointment with a mobile vet. The process consists of implanting a small chip in your pet's body that has an identification number. You input only the data you want to be associated with the chip. The chip is a transponder that emits radio frequencies. Whenever your pet gets lost, a person who has the necessary qualifications may scan this chip with a special device. Then, that person may bring up your information to reconnect you with your pet. The microchip will last your pet a lifetime since it will not wear out and there is not a battery you need to charge.
Process of Getting a Microchip
The process of getting your pet microchipped is safe and easy on your pet. You may even opt to have the procedure performed by an at-home veterinarian, so your pet may remain in the comfort of his or her home. Fortunately, when you choose a mobile vet this is an option, you may choose to have the procedure performed during a standard veterinary care appointment or even when your pet receives a spay or neuter, so your pet isn't awake for the procedure.
If you choose for your pet to get microchipped at a routine veterinary care appointment, the veterinarian will apply a local anesthetic at the implantation site. Generally, this procedure is performed in between your pet's shoulder blades. Then, the vet will use a device that looks like an injection needle; only the device has the chip in it. The chip is the size of a grain of rice. Your vet will use the applicators' plunger and position the microchip under your pet's skin.
Your pet will not feel any pain, and your pet won't have any issues after the microchipping.
A microchip is a permanent way to make sure your pet always has identification. You just need to make sure you keep your information updated, so if your pet should be brought to a place with a reader, someone can contact you to reunite you and your pet.