Each year, millions of pets go missing, and many never return to their homes. Traditional collars and tags are not enough to guarantee your pet will make it home safely. If your pet is lost, you can increase the chance that he or she will return home by implanting them with a microchip. About the size of a grain of rice, the microchip is implanted just under your pet's skin, usually near the shoulder. The procedure is quick and painless and is similar to a routine vaccination. Each microchip contains vital information about your pet, including its name, address and owner's contact information. That information is stored in a national database. When a pet with a microchip is found, the microchip is scanned and the information is used to contact the owner.
In recognition of the importance of microchipping, during the month of August, High Desert Animal Hospital is offering 10% off microchipping services. Normally, the cost of microchipping would be $52, but with this offer it would only be $46.80. We also include filing all paperwork with the national database in that cost.
Call us today to insure that your pets are registered and have a microchip so that they will always be able to come home! If you are not sure if your pet has already had a microchip implanted, you can come by and we will scan them to see if one is present. It is not necessary to have an exam to have a microchip done. Call us today!