Does your pet have a microchip?
Each year, millions of pets go missing and many don’t make it back home. We never think our pet could be lost, however, disasters can strike suddenly and we can get separated from our pets.
Microchipping your pet is a safe, simple and effective way to prevent this tragedy. About the size of a grain of rice, microchips are encoded with your pet’s vital information and implanted beneath your pet’s skin, usually between the shoulder blades. It is designed with an operating life of over 20 years and is guaranteed for the life of the animal. Once injected, the microchip is anchored in place as a thin layer of connective tissue forms around it. The chip requires no care; it does not pass through or out of the body.
Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country and around the world are equipped with special scanners capable of reading these microchips. Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital uses the 911 Pet Chip, which comes with a number of valuable benefits for you such as no registration or annual fees, and worldwide coverage since 911PetChips have a 15-digit ID that is ISO compliant (International Organization for Standardization) and accepted for entry into all European Union Countries and most other countries around the world. Registering the chip is very simple: Go to FreePetChipRegistry.com, enter the pet’s name, a basic description, a phone number and e-mail address. Microchips can be done during a standard office visit, or while your pet is under anesthesia during a spay or neuter surgery.