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Microchipping

Cats and dogs are curious creatures. All too often, our loving companions will manage to roam too far away from home. If this were to happen to your pet, you want to be sure there is a reliable way to identify them. It is unfortunate the number of cats and dogs who are stuck at animal shelters because there is no definitive way to identify them. We Everhart Veterinary Hospital offers microchipping services to pet owners. We are firm believers that your pet is a part of your family. Over the years Microchipping has helped reunite a countless number of dog and cats with their owners.

How Does Microchipping Work?

A common misconception is that microchips function like GPS devices. They do not provide a pet owner with any tracking capabilities; however, they serve as an excellent means for pet identification. If an animal shelter or vet find your pet, they could wave an RFID scanner across their body where the microchip is embedded and get an account number. When they have this information they can quickly contact the ID company and the company will contact the pet owner from the information logged in their system.

Dog Microchipping

A dog microchip is injected under a dog’s skin between their shoulders. They incredibly small objects and should not cause your dog any pain or discomfort. It only takes our veterinary professionals a few moments to implant a microchip. One of the most significant benefits of dog microchips is that they will remain under you companion’s skins for their entire life.

Cat Microchipping

There are plenty of cats owners who allow their pets to roam freely on their property. Cats have a knack for finding their way back home. Unfortunately, just like dogs, cats can also lose their bearings when they are away from your property. A cats microchip is inserted under a pet’s skin using a syringe. Just as is the case with dogs, it is usually implanted in between their shoulder blades and only takes a few seconds. They will stay under your cat’s skin for their entire life.

Save This Life

Everhart Veterinary Hospital utilizes Save This Life microchips and pet recovery systems. This company has revolutionized the pet recovery process by creating a superior method for helping lost pets find their way home safely. Other standard pet recovery systems require the microchip to be read by either a scanner or from an animal identification tag, which is called into a microchip database. From there, the company operator will attempt to connect the individual who found the pet with the pet owner by telephone. Common problems with these systems are the inability to connect people by phone, illegible tags, and having to search through several registries to find the correct one. With a Save This Life system, you will not have any of these issues. Each Save This Life microchip number is searchable in a Google™ search. When a pet finder does a Google™ search of the microchip number, they will be able to contact the pet owner by sending a text message and an email. The pet owner will also GPS powered by Google Maps™ of where the pet finder is located.

Schedule A Microchipping Appointment Today

Everhart Veterinary Hospital is always accepting new patients. We always guarantee same day appointments if your animal has any urgent medical issues. This applies to everyone, and it does not matter if your companion is a new patient. If you need urgent care, please call our hospital directly at 410-355-3131. If your pet does not require urgent care, you will still be able to see a veterinarian with 24 hours. Everhart is open seven days a week for appointments. You can reach the Everhart WellPet Center at 410-793-7670. We are committed to helping your pet in any way that we can. If we discover that your pet needs a higher level of care, we may transfer the patient to a more specialized hospital that offers 24-hour care.