As pet owners, we cherish the well-being and happiness of our furry companions. With summer in full swing, it’s not only crucial to focus on their health but also on their safety. July 4th, known as the #1 day for missing pets, serves as a timely reminder for us to take proactive measures to keep our beloved pets protected. This National Microchipping Month, Capital Home Veterinary Care urges pet owners to consider the importance of microchipping their dogs. Let’s delve into the topic and discover why microchipping is an essential step towards ensuring your pet’s safety.

The Power of Microchipping

Permanent Identification:

Microchipping provides a permanent form of identification for your pet. Unlike collars and tags that can be lost or removed, a tiny microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, is implanted under your pet’s skin. This chip contains a unique identification number that can be scanned by veterinarians, shelters, and animal control officers, helping to reunite you with your lost pet quickly.

Reliable and Effective:

Microchips have a high success rate in reuniting lost pets with their owners. According to a study by the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, dogs without microchips were returned to their owners only 21.9% of the time, while dogs with microchips were returned 52.2% of the time. This significant difference underscores the effectiveness of microchipping as a reliable method of identification.

Quick and Painless Procedure:

Microchipping is a simple and virtually painless procedure that can be performed during a routine veterinary visit. The chip is inserted under the skin, usually between the shoulder blades, using a sterile needle. The process takes only a few moments and causes minimal discomfort, similar to a routine vaccination.

Additional Security Measures:

In addition to microchipping, it’s important to ensure that your pet’s microchip is registered and your contact information is up to date. Without proper registration, the microchip becomes ineffective. Take the time to verify that your contact details are current, enabling the microchip to serve its purpose in reuniting you with your pet in case they go missing.

Stress Free Microchipping For Your Pets In Richmond, Virginia

This National Microchipping Month, Capital Home Veterinary Care is committed to providing stress-free veterinary care for your pets in the comfort of your own home. Our mobile pet clinic is equipped with the necessary tools to perform microchipping procedures safely and efficiently. Our experienced veterinarians prioritize your pet’s well-being and ensure a comfortable experience throughout the process.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Take a proactive step towards safeguarding your pet’s security and peace of mind this summer. Book an appointment with Capital Home Veterinary Care to have your furry friend microchipped.