Check the Chip Day
Microchipping your pet, along with a having a collar and a current nametag, is the best way for you as an owner to help your dog or cat find its way back to you should they ever lose their way. A microchip is a small computer chip the size of a grain of rice that is placed under your pet’s skin, between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to an injection and takes only a few seconds and no sedation is required. Each microchip is associated with an identification number that is specific to your pet. The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pet's shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary where the chip is located to transmit the microchip's unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.
Just as important as having your pet microchipped is keeping the microchip registration information up to date. To raise awareness about the importance of updating microchip registration information, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) established Check the Chip Day (August 15) in an effort to ensure more happy endings for lost or stolen pets. In honor of Check the Chip Day, we are offering a 10% discount for microchip placement and registration from now through September 15th. If you are interested in microchipping your pet or need help updating your pet’s current microchip, then give us a call!