Since you love your pet and view it as family, thinking that he or she could become lost can be devastating. While many pet owners utilize identifications tags and collars, microchipping is also an effective alternative. At Broadway Estates Veterinary Clinic in Littleton, CO, we provide comprehensive care for your furry companion, including pet microchipping. Before scheduling your visit with us, learn more about the benefits of microchipping below!
Microchipping is a convenient method to keeping your pet safe. During the process, a device the size of a grain of sand is implanted underneath your pet’s skin. Each device has a unique identification code that allows veterinary clinics or animal shelters to identify the cat or dog and reunite them with its owners. The procedure is simple and doesn't cause your pet any pain. It is recommended to have your pet microchipped while it is still a puppy or kitten.
Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet
In addition to having your pet returned to your quickly if it is lost, microchipping offers a variety of additional benefits. Some of these advantages include the following:
- Permanent identification — While collars are helpful, there is always a risk that it could fall off. A microchip is implanted under the skin, so it's much harder for it to come out.
- Safe procedure — Pet owners are always concerned if microchipping will hurt the pet. The procedure is fairy quick and painless. Your cat or dog may have some minimal tenderness, however, it should go away after a few hours
- Cost-effective —You will have lifelong protection for your pet for an affordable price. Not only that, microchips last for 25 years, so you won’t need to keep spending money to have the procedure repeated.
- Peace of mind — Visiting our vet to have your pet microchipped can provide you with peace of mind for many years. Thousands of pets go astray annually and are not always returned to their owners. Our veterinarian will ensure the microchip is inserted correctly and explain how it works to you.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
Broadway Estates Veterinary Clinic in Littleton, CO, is dedicated to making sure your pets stay safe and healthy. Whether you are considering microchipping or need other pet services, we can help. Contact us at (303) 795-2584 today to learn about our wide range of preventive services and to schedule your appointment with our veterinarian.