Audubon Veterinary Hospital recommends that all our patients be implanted with an identification microchip. The chip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. This chip provides a form of permanent individual identification for your pet. Once registered, the individual number associated with your pet’s microchip is linked in the national database with you. In the event your pet should get separated from you, the chip can be scanned, compared to a national database, and identify you as the owner. Through our integration with the national database, your pet’s microchip will be automatically registered when we implant it.
Why is it Important?
Because we are a hurricane state, we take emergency preparedness seriously. Every year we see pets separated from their owners and landing in rescue shelters due to storms and floods. Many of these pets can safely be returned to their owners if they can be identified. We have also seen animal victims of traffic accidents and even theft be identified and returned to their registered owners.
The implant process is simple and fast and can be performed either while the pet is awake or asleep during some other procedure.
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