Nothing keeps responsible pet owners tossing and turning at night like the prospect of their beloved companion going missing. Even if your pet is wearing a name tag on his collar, it’s common for it to get pulled off while your pet digs under fences or climbs a tree. If you want to make sure a local shelter can confirm his identity and contact you, the smartest solution is to have a tiny microchip placed under the skin.

No surgery is required for microchipping, we simply use a syringe to inject the tiny chip beneath your pet's skin, usually in the shoulder area. This makes it a convenient outpatient procedure that can easily be performed in the course of a routine wellness evaluation.

A Microchip Is A Tiny Memory Chip

A microchip is a tiny memory chip, no larger than a grain of rice, with some very important data recorded on it. This includes a unique ID number, along with the contact information for a pet registry service. When you have the microchip implanted, you will also register your pet with the service. You can update your information with the registry at any time, such as when you change phone numbers or addresses.

If your pet goes missing all shelters and veterinary clinics can simply use a scanner to see if your pet has been microchipped. The shelter staff will submit the chip information to the animal registry service, which will respond by telling them how to reach you and tell you that your pet has been found.

As you can see, microchipping can prove tremendously valuable in reuniting you with your pet -- possibly even saving him from being euthanized at an overcrowded shelter. Take a simple step that can make all the difference between a tragic loss and a joyous reunion.

We're here for all of your pet's needs

Finn Hill Animal Hospital offers animal microchipping in the Kirkland, Mill Creek, Woodinville, Bothell, Kenmore, Kingsgate, Mountlake Terrace, Totem Lake, Redmond, Lake Forest Park and the surrounding communities.

Located in Kirkland, our full service pet clinic offers everything from wellness exams for dogs and cats to emergency veterinary care.

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