Here at New Hope Animal Hospital, our veterinarians in Durham recommends that all pet owners consider having their companion animals microchipped. These radio-frequency devices are not tracking chips, rather they are small, inactive chips that only respond to special scanners. When scanned, the chip reveals a code that correlates with the owner's information in a confidential database.
Why Pet Microchipping Makes Sense
Microchipping a pet only take minutes, and no anesthesia is necessary to complete the procedure. There is no pain beyond what your pets would feel during a routine vaccination shot. In addition, this procedure is highly affordable and budget-friendly. The best aspect of microchipping pets is that it dramatically increases their odds of being returned home to you.
Studies have shown that more than half of microchipped dogs are returned to their owners, and that 35 percent of cats are recovered. However, those without the benefit of a chip have far less chances of getting back to their worried owners. This procedure is safe and has no side effects beyond helping your furry friends in case they get lost. That being said, the key to success with microchips is ensuring that your current contact information is always updated with the database.
About the Procedure at Our Animal Hospital in Durham
We understand how nervous you and your pets might be when you first see the injection canister and needle that inserts the microchip. Rest assured, there is nothing to be concerned about, and pets will only feel a pinching sensation. It only takes seconds to insert the chip, and your companion animals can return home right away and resume normal activities.
Microchipping Your Pets at New Hope Animal Hospital in Durham
We offer pet microchipping in Durham at New Hope Animal Hospital. Our experienced veterinarians have seen the vast benefits of animals being reunited with their owners thanks to microchips, which is why we recommend this for most pets. Contact us today at (919) 490-2000 to schedule an appointment.