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Posted on 07-17-2017
Have you considered microchipping for your pet? You may know that June was Microchip Awareness Month, but it is an important conversation to have at any time. Microchipping is a service we offer at Casillas Veterinary Hospitals because of the value it can offer to both pet owners and to the pets themselves. When you come in to see your Montebello vet, we'll talk to you about what this process is and why it matters. Our vet is available to help your pet with any microchipping need. We provide service to residents in Montebello, East Los Angeles, Lynwood, and the surrounding community.
Microchipping is the process of embedding a very small device under your pet's skin. This device has no battery. It is no larger than a grain of rice. When your pet is lost, the organization that fits him or her is able to scan your pet's body to look for a chip. If a chip is found, the chip communicates using radio waves to the handheld device. It provides nothing more than a number. Those who have access to the database, which is generally only other veterinarians, animal shelters, and police departments or city officials, are able to correlate your pet's number with you. This means your lost pet can be connected with you sooner.
Microchipping your pet offers a number of benefits. Perhaps the most important is that your pet is able to be reconnected with you instead of placed in an animal shelter. With many pets going missing every day, it's important to know that if your pet is found, he or she can make their way back to your home. Due to overpopulation, most pets do not remain in animal shelters long. In this way, microchipping can save your pet's life.
The process is not painful. It does not hurt anymore so than your pet receiving a vaccination. There are very few if any risks involved. And, it is a permanent solution, unlike dog tags. If you are unsure if you should microchip your pet, give our team a call to discuss your options.
We make microchipping as easy as possible. When you visit your vet, we'll talk to you about the benefits of this service. If you decide on it, you do not need a secondary appointment. We can microchip your pet during a standard wellness vision. It only takes a few minutes but provides the peace of mind you need.
Casillas Veterinary Hospital services pet patients throughout the area including in Montebello, East Los Angeles, Lynwood and the surrounding areas. We welcome you to give our team a call today to schedule microchipping during your pet's next vision. Call us for an appointment at 323-726-1525.
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