The Importance of Cat & Dog Microchips in Port St. Lucie, FL
Cats and dogs can easily escape the safety of home for many reasons whether it’s simple mischievousness, fear, or separation anxiety. In these instances, it can be so stressful trying to find them and bring them safely back home. At Veterinary Medical Center of St. Lucie County, we are dedicated to ensuring your pet’s health both in and outside of our animal hospital. A cat and dog microchip is an easy, safe way to safeguard your pet’s identity and ensure they have an unbreakable link back to you.
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What is a Microchip?
Cat and dog microchips are very tiny devices, no larger than a grain of rice, that we insert between your pet’s shoulder blades. The process is as simple as giving your pet a vaccination, and we can add it into your next appointment easily. The microchip emits a unique ID that corresponds to your contact information in the microchip company’s online database. Updating the online database and registering your pet’s microchip is up to you, but we’re happy to help get you set up while you’re here for your visit! If you ever have a change of address, phone number, or pet ownership in the future, it’s essential that you remember to update the database so it has the most current information.
How Does It Work?
When your pet goes missing and is taken to an animal control center, a shelter, or a veterinarian's office, the staff will use a microchip scanner to read the ID code and then get in touch with the microchip company for your contact information. Then, it’s just a matter of calling you and letting you know where to pick up your pet!
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- Ted B.
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- Judy R.
Great Veterinary office! The staff is very caring and friendly. I highly recommend them!
- Nancy S.
Friendly and caring. They took care of my fur baby efficiently and quickly.
- Kristin G.
Very caring and pleasant staff. The Doctor called to give update on our little girl while she was there.
- Gerri H.
The staff is outstanding, the pricing is more than fair & both of my dogs love going there!
- Jennifer P.
Awesome place, very caring staff, open 24 hours a day for emergency, they also do boarding.
- Carol D.
The Benefit of Microchips
If your pet has a collar and ID tags, is a microchip really necessary? The short answer is yes! Cat and dog microchips are a permanent form of identification. They cannot be removed, damaged, or tampered with. Collars, however, can fall off, become damaged, or even be removed. With a microchip, you have a permanent link to your pet, no matter where they end up. Pets with microchips are significantly more likely to be returned to their homes, and what better reason do you need to get your pet microchipped?
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