Remember that collars and ID tags, while essential, can fall off or be removed. A microchip is your vital backup protection. Studies have shown that dogs and cats in animal shelters are much more likely to make it home to their owners when they’re microchipped.

We can microchip your dog or cat during any appointment. Our veterinarian uses a needle to place the chip between your pet’s shoulder blades. The process at Appelbaum Animal Clinic is quick and safe for your pet.

We’ll provide you with instructions on how to log in your contact information to the microchip registry. The chip, when scanned, shows a code that links to the registry so you can be contacted when your pet is found. In the future, during regular checkups, we can do a test scan to make sure the microchip is still working correctly.

Microchips are tiny, only about the size of a grain of rice, but the security they offer you and your pet is huge.

Most people believe that their pets will never become lost, but statistics show that 1 in 3 pets go missing. Having a microchip in your pet is one way to identify the pet for its entire life and help ensure your pet’s safe return. A microchip can be read by animal rescue groups, animal shelters and veterinarians.

We know your pets are members of your family, and we want to make sure you stay together. We strongly recommend that all pet owners microchip their pets, including both cats and dogs.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to have your pet microchipped or have further questions regarding microchipping, please contact us today at (918) 940-7770.