Friday, June 12, 2015

The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet


It's Hurricane Season and that means the most prepared that you can be for your family, and your pets.

If your pet is not already microchipped, call VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital for more details at 954-920-3556.

Tags or collars can get lost. Microchips are a permanent form of identification for your pets should they become lost during a disaster.

The microchip is administered under the skin between the shoulder blades of your pet much like a vaccine. Each microchip is assigned a definitive ID number, this number is registered with a national database with your personal contact information on it. If your pet is picked up by any animal control, shelter or veterinary office, it is scanned for a microchip. If a microchip is found, your pet will be returned to your loving home. 

If your pet is already microchipped, be sure that any microchip information is up-to-date. If  you have changed addresses, phone numbers or important contact information, that need to be updated in database.

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