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Posted on 11-30-2017

Microchipping Essentials

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Oklahoma City veterinary practices recommend microchips for all domestic pets. These rice-sized implants are placed just below the skin's surface with a hypodermic needle; the procedure is quick and does not cause any undue harm or discomfort to the animal. The use of microchips has had a positive effect on the rate of return of lost pets to their owners. The entire veterinary staff at Lakeview Pet Hospital, in Oklahoma City, strongly recommend that all of their patients be microchipped.

How does it work? 

Microchips allow for permanent and unalterable identification of pets and livestock. The chips are placed under the skin of the pet in a procedure that is quick and relatively painless and performed by your local veterinarian. This procedure is standardized and with the location of the chip the in each animal, identification of lost pets is easier than ever. This technology is safe and effective and approved by most vets.

Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet

Collars and tags can be lost or removed thereby making a pet unidentifiable. With microchipping, shelters know where to look for the animal's identification and can contact the owners immediately. In fact, 74.1% of pets that are turned into shelters that have an implanted ID chip are reunited with their owners! If you are interested in learning more about how a microchip can help you find your pet in the event that it is lost, please give our veterinarian staff a call at (405) 848-2483 today to schedule an appointment.

Visit Lakeview Pet Hospital to Get Your Pet Microchipped

Pets are part of the family and if they are ever lost it can be a heartbreaking experience. With microchip technology, your pet can be identified and returned to you even if their collar or tags are lost. This simple procedure can make a difference in the event that your pet is lost. With the successful odds of having a chipped pet returned to you, there is no reason to not have your pet microchipped today!

Have you ever been reunited with a lost pet that has been microchipped? Share your success stories in the comments!

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