Southwind Animal Hospital wants to encourage you to consider microchipping your pet, even if they live entirely indoors; even indoor pets can escape and become lost. Unlike collars and tags, microchips can’t fall off and they serve as permanent identification for a pet’s entire life.
Pet microchips store a unique identification number that will be displayed on a scanning device. Microchips are made of a material that is compatible with body tissues, so rejection and infection at the site of microchip injection are rare.
Southwind Animal Hospital uses Home Again microchips. Once the microchip is implanted, a registration form will be completed and entered into a database. Registering the number on the microchip will add the pet’s information to a national recovery database, where it can be accessed by other veterinary hospitals as well as animal shelters and animal control officers who are equipped with scanners.
Southwind Animal Hospital believes microchipping is the safest, most effective method of pet recovery available, helping reunite more than 15,000 lost pets to their owners every month. To get your pet “chipped”, request an appointment or call us at (865)-724-1040