Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Microchipping Your Pet

Your pet is important to you, so it is a good idea to do what you can to keep them safe. At Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital, we recommend putting a microchip in your pet as one way to help ensure their safety. We offer animal hospital and veterinary services to the Bloomington, IL, area.

What Is a Microchip?

Microchips are tiny computer chips about the size of a grain of rice. A veterinarian on our team implants the chip beneath your animal's skin and it contains a unique ID number that a scanner can read. The information on the chip can then be used to contact you if your animal is lost.

How Does It Work?

A veterinarian on our team uses a needle to insert the microchip beneath the animal's skin, usually between the shoulder blades. The process takes just a few seconds and is relatively painless for your animal.

What Are the Benefits of Microchipping?

There are many benefits, including:

You Can Easily Find Your Lost Pet

The most critical benefit is that it can help you find your animal if they become lost. For example, if someone finds your pet and takes the pet to a shelter or animal hospital, the pet will be scanned for a microchip. The chip will then reveal your animal's ID number, and the shelter or hospital will be able to contact you and return your animal to you.

Unlike collars and tags, microchips are difficult to remove, so they offer a permanent way to identify your animal.

You Can Be Contacted If Your Animal Is Involved in an Accident

If your animal is involved in a car accident, someone may find them and take them to a shelter or veterinary clinic. If your animal has a microchip, it can be scanned, and you will be contacted so you can pick them up.

Visit Us for More Information

If you're looking for an animal hospital in the Bloomington, IL, area, look no further than Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital. We offer animal microchipping services to help ensure your animal's safety. Contact us to schedule an appointment. Call us at (309) 663-1414.


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