Pet Microchipping in Baltimore, Nottingham, Parkville and Carney
If you care for a pet in Baltimore, Nottingham, Parkville and Carney, you most likely know that sinking, desperate feeling when your cat or dog runs out of the house and just keeps going until they are out of sight. As you chase after them, you start imaging all of the dangers they can encounter outside on their own. Plus, if they didn’t have a collar on, there’s no tag with your name and phone number. How will someone who find your pet know where they belong and how to bring them home? According to the American Humane Society, one in three house pets will become lost at some time during their life. Pet microchipping can help solve this situation and reunite pets with their families.
How Pet Microchipping Works
Pet microchipping works by inserting a small radio transmitter under your cat or dog’s skin. The chip emits a low scannable signal and the chip contains your name, address and telephone number. The microchipping process is painless to your animal and very affordable. Should someone find your pet, they can take him or her to one of hundreds of shelters or veterinarians in Baltimore, Nottingham, Parkville, Carney or elsewhere in Maryland and the technician will scan your pet to get the information stored on the chip. Unlike collars or tags, the microchip won’t become separated from your pet. According to the Humane Society, pet microchips will remain effective for an average of 25 years.
Microchipping your pet is a two-step process. First, you need to get the chip implanted at a quality veterinary clinic like Fullerton Animal Hospital. Then, you need to register your personal information with the microchip company, so it is on file should your pet be found. This information can be updated if you move or change phone numbers. You’re not limited to one city. Most microchipping companies work with vets throughout the entire United States.
At Fullerton Animal Hospital, our Baltimore veterinary staff offers affordable microchipping. The insertion process is simple and takes just a few minutes. No anesthesia or special preparation is necessary.
In addition to microchipping, Fullerton Animal Hospital offers a full range of therapeutic and pet wellness services. Among these are annual check-ups and vaccinations, pet surgery, in-house lab testing and diagnostics, digital radiology, cat and dog spray and neutering, and teeth cleaning and dentistry for cats and dogs.
Fullerton Animal Hospital is open six days a week, with Saturday and evening hours available to accommodate your busy schedule. We see our pet patients and their caregivers promptly without making you feel like you are rushed. Call us today at (410) 892-1212 to make an appointment to get your cat or dog microchipped. Their safe return could depend on it.