Protect Your Pet With Microchipping

You would never do anything to put your pet in harm's way. However, you can't always plan for the unexpected. You might have people coming over to your house, and they accidentally leave the door open ajar. Or your little pooch may have been secretly digging an escape tunnel under the fence in the back yard that you just didn't know about. Whatever the cause, what would you do if your pet ever found their way out of your yard and you couldn't find them? Naturally you'd go off and try to find them, but they won't always turn up right away, and placing flyers around town doesn't always have the best results. Often times a pet will be spotted, captured, and sent to the local animal shelter. Wherever they may end up the best way to track them down is with the help of microchipping. 

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What Is Microchipping?

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. This small chip is inserted under the skin of your pet in the middle of their back. It is in a location they are unable to reach on their own. It is also inserted, so they won't feel it, nor will it be noticeable. 

The microchip is a small electronic device that will hold important information regarding you. It can include information such as your phone number, name, and address. Essentially, the pet is electronically registered to you. If your pet turns up without a collar the humane society, animal shelter or pound will scan your pet for a microchip. If one is detected they will contact you right away. 

However, if your pet does not have a microchip and if they are not wearing a collar there is no way for you to be contacted. What happens if your pet escaped while on a camping trip or while driving back from vacation? They may be hundreds, if not thousands of miles away. Outside of you calling different shelters and giving them your information, there isn't much else you can do. Microchipping can prevent that. This is why if you live in or around Durham you need to contact the New Hope Animal Hospital and schedule a time for them to be microchipped. 

Update The Microchip

It's possible you've already had your pet chipped but you've moved in the past. This information can be easily updated on your pet without performing any additional chips. This way, your latest info will always be programed onto your pet. 

Contact NHAH Today

It is important to have your pet microchipped as quickly as possible. So, stop putting off the microchipping and contact New Hope Animal Hospital today. A veterinarian is here to help make sure your pet is taken care of. 

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