It is important that your pet has identification on him or her at all times. Lake City Animal Hospital offers microchipping, a method of identifying your pet when collars and other attached IDs might be removed, become damaged or otherwise fail. Technology has made it possible to equip your pet with a microchip for permanent identification.
Microchips are designed to last for the life of a dog. They do not need to be charged or replaced. Some microchips have been known to migrate from the area between the shoulder blades, but the instructions for scanning emphasize the need to scan the dog’s entire body and people working at veterinary clinics and shelters are trained to do so.
A microchipped dog or cat can be easily identified if found by a shelter or veterinary office and most offices will contact you immediately when they have found your pet.
Microchip pet identification is an inexpensive and highly effective way to permanently identify your pet and recover him or her if lost.