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At Rainbow Vet Hospital, our vet in Burbank offers pet microchips to increase your chances of recovering your pet in the event that he or she goes missing. We highly recommend that all pet owners have their furry friends microchipped, as it is an inexpensive and easy way to enjoy added peace of mind when it comes to your pet's safety.
Specifically, microchipping works by embedding a small chip (about the size of a grain of rice) underneath the surface of your pet's skin. This chip is programmed with an ID number that can be accessed and it supplies important information, such as your contact information (address and phone number), your pet's name, and so on. From there, special scanners can be passed over your pet's body to pick up the microchip and retrieve its information. This way, in the event that your pet runs away from home or becomes lost, your contact information can be easily retrieved and you can be made aware of your pet's location.
Furthermore, pet microchips can be easily updated with new contact information anytime you move or change phone numbers, so keeping your information current is simple. All you have to do is contact your microchip company to have changes made immediately.
Nobody ever anticipates that their pet will go missing, yet it happens every single day. Even if you don't have an outdoor pet, it is possible for indoor pets to run away or go missing from time to time. Having your pet microchipped greatly improves the chances of you being reunited with your pet, especially considering any vet or shelter these days is equipped with microchip scanners.
Some people think that having a collar with tags on their pet is enough to ensure they are reunited if they go missing, but this isn't always the case. Unfortunately, pets can easily get out of their collars when they go missing or run away. Without your pet's collar and tags, anybody that finds your pet will not have any way of getting into contact with you (shy of putting up "found a pet" posters or searching for owners on social media). When your pet has a microchip, on the other hand, you don't have to worry about whether or not your pet is wearing its collar when it goes missing. That contact information is embedded into the chip.
Furthermore, the process of having your pet microchipped is quick, easy, and inexpensive. It can be done in a matter of minutes at our vet hospital, and your pet likely won't even realize what's happened.
If you're interested in having your pet microchipped by our vet in Burbank or would simply like to find out more about our services offered, please contact Rainbow Vet Hospital at 818-846-1166 We would be happy to microchip your pet right here in our office.