Cat & Dog Microchipping
in Keller, TX
Why do dogs and cats need a microchip?
Does it really make a difference? Yes! Microchipped pets have a much greater chance of being reunited with their families than non-chipped pets.
At VO Vets, we use HomeAgain microchips to provide our patients with permanent identification in case they ever get separated from their families. Microchipping your dog or cat is a quick and easy procedure, and once the chip is placed, it will last forever.
What is a Microchip?
A microchip is an extremely tiny transponder that activates when exposed to direct radio waves from a microchip scanner. It sends the chip’s unique ID number to the scanner for evaluation, and then the ID number is entered into the HomeAgain microchip database so the owner can be tracked.
It is essential that you register your pet’s microchip under your name, address, and phone number as soon as possible. If the chip is not registered it will not help your pet in any way if they get lost.
Is Microchipping Painful for Pets?
Have your dog or cat microchipped should be no more painful for them than getting vaccinated. At VO Vets, we use the smallest HomeAgain microchip available. This means the needle used to insert the chip under your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades is also smaller, guaranteeing minimal discomfort for your pet.
However, if you prefer, we can insert your pet’s microchip while they are under anesthesia during a teeth cleaning, spay/neuter, or other procedure. This way, they won’t feel a thing and you won’t have to schedule a separate appointment.