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Microchipping FAQ

Posted by: Alliance Animal | May 21, 2020
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Caring for your pet is something that we all want to do and need to do. Sometimes pets run away and making sure that you are going to be able to get them back after they escape is a must.

What is microchipping?

Microchipping is the process of implanting a chip under the skin of your pet. The microchip is programmed with information about you and about your pet so that they can be brought home to you if they escape or are otherwise separated from you.

What information does a microchip contain?

A microchip can contain a range of different pieces of information. The chip is going to contain the pet’s name, the name of the owner, it may have a phone number, it might have an address, and it may have pertinent information about your pet like if they have health issues or if they need medication.

Is microchipping painful?

Microchipping is not painful. Your veterinarian at the animal hospital or veterinary clinic will numb the skin where the microchip is going to be installed and then they will use a special tool to implant the chip.

Where can you get pet microchipping?

You can only get microchipping from your vet as it is a medical procedure and your vet does need to be present and protect your pet. For those in the East Los Angeles, Lynwood, or Montebello area, Casillas Veterinary Hospitals is a great place to get your pet chipped.

Does your pet need microchipping?

Any pet can benefit from microchipping. Microchips can help to reunite your pet with you if they are injured, if they are lost, if they are scared, or if they are not able to get back to you. They can also let the person that finds them know about any special health issues your pet might have.

How fast is microchipping?

Microchipping is a very fast process that takes only a few minutes. Your pet is not going to be in pain. With the right care, your pet can be safe and protected.

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