One tiny piece of technology can make a world of difference when it comes to the safety of your pet. Microchipping your animal is a simple and effective solution that can help you reunite with your furry friend. Let's chat a little bit more about this easy, affordable pet care procedure offered at Shelley Drive Animal Clinic in Tyler, TX.
Does It Hurt?
A microchipping procedure is no more painful than receiving a vaccine. The microchip is inserted using a needle, and the microchip itself is about the size of a grain of rice. Your pet won't even know that it's there.
How Does It Work?
If your pet is ever lost, whoever finds your furry friend will be able to take them to a veterinarian’s office or a shelter to get them checked for a microchip. The facility will use a scanner to check for the microchip, and when it is detected the identification number on the chip will be shown to the technician. Then they can take that number and look it up in the microchip registry to get your contact information.
Does It Compromise My Privacy?
No. The chip is only active when it is activated by the scanner. The chip does not track anything. Your privacy, and your pet's privacy, are completely protected.
Is It Affordable?
Getting a microchip is extremely affordable, especially for the peace of mind it provides you and your family regarding the safety of your pet. Every clinic has different costs, but give us a call and we can give you an estimate of how much microchipping will cost you.
Is It Effective?
Yes. When pets have a microchip, they are far more likely to be reunited with their family than if they did not have one. It's critical to make sure that you update your information in the microchip registry to ensure that if your pet is found the facility can contact you properly.
Microchipping Services in Tyler, TX
At Shelley Drive Animal Clinic, we have provided Tyler residents with microchipping services for many years. Call us today at (903) 561-7373 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.