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Posted on 01-04-2018

The Importance of Microchipping Your Furry Friends

Your pet means everything to you. At this point, everyone in the whole family loves the dog or cat as if they were a human family member. You couldn’t imagine what would happen if your pet ever got lost, but it does happen.

Even the most domesticated pet can get away if spooked, leading to a horrifying situation. You’ll frantically put up posters and contact the neighborhood, but there’s always a chance you may never find your pet.

To significantly increase the chances of the two of you being reunited, it’s best to consider pet microchipping.

medium dog getting microchip

Reasons to Get Your Pets Microchipped

Here are some great reasons to get your furry friend microchipped by a veterinarian in Deland:

  • Microchipping is a quick, painless, and relatively inexpensive procedure that gives a pet owner peace of mind.  
  • These chips contain all identifying information for your pet, so even if they lose their collar, your pet can still be found and brought back to you.
  • There are many people and groups who have microchip scanners, including veterinary offices, pet adoption services, kennels, animal rescue organizations, farms, and so many more.
  • The chips are still active if your pet manages to get to another state, so no matter how far your pet roams, you can still find them.

Remember, it only takes a few minutes for your pet to be microchipped for a lifetime of protection. Your cat or dog will feel no discomfort during this brief, routine procedure. They’ll also never know the grain-sized chip is under their skin.  

Microchipping is often a one-and-done procedure. There’s no need to get the procedure done again unless you change your address or other important information.

About Spring Oaks Animal Hospital, Your Veterinarian in Deland

If you’re looking for a veterinarian in Deland to administer pet microchipping, come to Spring Oaks Animal Hospital. Our veterinary team also does pet vaccinations, in-house diagnostics, parasite screenings, pet surgery, laser therapy, ultrasounds, dog training classes, pet lodging, pet wellness care, and grooming.

To contact our Deland veterinarian today, give us a call at 386-736-6747. You can also come to Springs Oak Animal Hospital on 152 McGregor Road.  

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