Microchipping your pet is one of the best ways to keep it safe and be reunited if it goes missing. We know that you want to understand what it involves, so you can make the right choice for your pet. If you're in the Bloomington area and need an animal hospital that can microchip your pet, Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital is here to help. We can answer your questions about microchips and how they work, the procedure, and what to expect afterward.
What is Microchipping?
When you microchip a pet, a veterinarian puts a tiny microchip under your pet’s skin that includes your information. That way, if your pet gets lost and someone finds it, that person can take it to any vet and see if it has a microchip. This helps you and your pet get reunited since it is easy for a vet to read the microchip information and see who your pet belongs to.
Does Microchipping Hurt Your Pet?
Microchipping doesn't hurt your pet. If you take it to an animal hospital familiar with the procedure, a veterinarian can place the chip quickly and easily. There's little to no pain during the procedure and you don't need to worry about things like a long healing time or discomfort your pet might experience. Having a microchip can be beneficial for your pet, since getting your pet back if it gets lost is very important.
Are There Any Risks With the Procedure?
There is very little risk when you microchip your pet. Any time there is an incision or break in the skin there is a risk for infection, but microchips are so tiny and don't need stitches. Keeping an eye on the chipped area for a couple of days is a good idea just in case, but the chances of anything going wrong with the procedure are quite low. Talking to your veterinarian about any risks beforehand can help you feel more comfortable.
Get Pet Microchipping in Bloomington, IL
If you're in the Bloomington area, Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital can microchip your pet during an office visit. You will have peace of mind knowing that if you are separated from your furry friend, the odds of being reunited are significantly increased when your pet is microchipped. If you would like to learn more about pet microchipping or to schedule an appointment, call our team today at (309) 663-1414 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.