Did you know that nearly one in three pets will become lost during their lives? Even if you have a collar with ID tag on your pet, it can easily be lost or taken off. Not so with microchips, which are an incredibly simple and inexpensive way to find lost pets, keeping them out of animal shelters and getting them back where they belong.
Microchipping is a painless, easy process that can be done while a pet is under anesthesia for another procedure or without anesthesia as part of a routine office exam. The microchip is contained in a biocompatible capsule smaller than a grain of rice that is placed under the skin. It’s non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and completely safe. Microchips are rated for 25 years, meaning they never need to be replaced or recharged during your pet’s lifetime.
At Lakeview Veterinary Hospital, we highly recommend microchips for all pets, especially given that we live in an area that is prone to natural disasters where pets can easily become lost. If you have questions about the process or want to get your pet “chipped”, just give us a call at (504) 482-2173.