The Importance of Pet Microchipping

Have you ever lost something important? Now wonder how you would feel if you ever lost your pet. You may never find out what happened to your pet or discover that your pet was taken to a shelter. You can greatly improve your chances of reuniting with your lost pet with a microchip that you can get from an “animal hospital near me.” We here at Wooded Acres Animal Hospital in Middle Island, NY, know all about pet microchipping.

Pets Go Missing Often

Over 10 million pets go missing from being lost or stolen each year in America. It is also estimated that about one out of every three dogs and cats will go missing at some point in their lives, making this type of pet care important.

Microchipping is a Permanent Form of ID

Keeping ID tags on your pet’s collar is recommended. However, collars can slip off. A microchip from a “veterinarian near me” is a form of ID that it is very difficult to remove.

Microchips and Your Personal Information

The information stored on a microchip is a unique number that matches your contact information on a database, and sometimes the phone number of the microchip company. Your contact information is your name, address, phone number and email address. Usually, no other information is stored on the microchip or the microchip database.

Microchipping is Inexpensive

Although prices vary among each veterinary clinic, on average, it costs less than $50 to get your pet microchipped from an animal hospital. It’s a bargain in preventative pet care.

Microchips Last for a Long Time

Pet microchips are known to last up to twenty-five years after being given by an animal hospital. This is longer than the lifetime of most pets.

Contact Us for More Information or Other Pet Microchipping Services?

If you have further questions and live in the Middle Island, NY, area, contact us at Wooded Acres Animal Hospital (631) 760-1554 to make an appointment today at a “veterinarian near me” or an “animal hospital near me”.


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