Microchipping From MVS Pet Care Las Vegas
If you are a dog or cat owner, you most likely want to keep your pet protected from potential hazards. One way to safeguard your pet is by having it microchipped. Our veterinarians provide pet microchipping and other services in the comfort of your home. Here is some information about this process so you know what it does and what it entails.
Why Pet Microchipping Is Important
Microchipping is the process of placing an implant into a pet's body. This implant holds your identifying information. If your pet happens to become lost and is found and brought to a facility with a chip reader, it will be scanned to check for an implant. This is a protective measure that many pet owners find invaluable, especially if they have a cat or dog that tends to wander away from home.
How The Information Is Added To A Chip
If you decide you would like your pet microchipped, you will need to provide our veterinary staff with your identifying information. This includes your name, address, phone number, and email address. This information is typed into a database and is kept there as a record of your ownership of your pet. It is then uploaded to a chip that is designated with a unique number. If your pet is scanned for a chip, this number will be associated with your information so you can be reunited with your dog or cat.
What Happens During The Pet Microchipping Itself
The implant is placed into a needle and inserted into your pet's skin with a syringe. The procedure is much like the one used when giving a pet an immunization. Our vet will determine the best location for insertion based on your pet's body stature and skin condition. In most instances, this will be between the shoulder blades. This way your cat or dog will be unable to access the area as it is out of reach from claws, nails, or teeth.
Your pet will likely only feel slightly uncomfortable as the implant is inserted. The site of the injection will heal quickly. If you notice any redness, inflammation, or discharge from the site, contact our vet for an assessment.
Call Us To Learn More About Pet Microchipping
If you are interested in the pet microchipping process and how it works for pets, and you wish to make an appointment for your dog or cat, contact MVS Pet Care - Las Vegas. Our mobile vet provides this service, as well as many others for dogs and cats in the area. Call us today at 702-802-8956 to find out more about microchipping or to inquire about our availability for this service.