Microchip Registration in Manlius
Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet
A microchip is a method of permanent electronic identification. It is a small chip that is roughly the size of a grain of rice, and it is implanted under the pet’s skin between their shoulders at the back of their neck. A microchip is assigned a number that holds important information about the pet and its owner, and this number can be detected with a scanner. As a pet owner, you would input your contact information on the database to make sure that if your pet was lost, they could be scanned in order to help the vet or local animal shelter contact you.
At Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Manlius, P.C., we offer resQ® microchip, which is an organization that was founded with the goal of protecting the bond between pets and their owners. Installing a resQ system entails:
- Implanting your pet with the microchip using a single-use spring-assisted syringe
- Providing you with your pet’s unique resQ ID number
- Registering your pet on PetLink.net for free
- Walking you through the steps of the process, such as how your pet’s information can be retrieved through PetLink and how you can be contacted through PetLink
There are many important reasons to microchip your pet, and you will see significant benefits and a great sense of relief by doing so. Some of the benefits of microchipping your pet include:
- They are more permanent and durable than standard dog tags.
Placing a name tag on your pet with your phone number is helpful and is a great way for people who might find your pet to contact you immediately, but relying on this method certainly has its downsides. If your pet were to get lost, this tag could break, fall off, and the words on the tag can become less legible over time. A microchip, on the other hand, is permanent and cannot be lost. This guarantees that if your pet is lost, there is a surefire way for anyone who finds them to contact you.
- They provide proof of ownership of your pet.
If you have lost your pet, we understand that you are under a great amount of stress. If your pet is finally found, the last thing you want is for your ownership to be in question. Microchipping your pet provides solid proof that your pet is in fact yours, so when your pet is found, you can be the person they go home to.
- Microchips locate pets when there is an emergency.
Many people do not consider this possibility until it is too late. However, the sad truth is that pet owners have limited control over potential emergency situations, like tornadoes and other environmental catastrophes. When it comes to these emergencies, microchips have proven to be useful in helping lost and injured pets return to their owners. In these cases, your pet could be found and taken to a place like a temporary shelter, which would routinely scan your pet for a microchip and contact you.
- They can identify stolen pets.
While there are many good citizens who would do the right thing and return a pet to a shelter if found, there are people who would take the opportunity to steal your pet if they could. If your pet is stolen and taken to a place like a veterinary hospital, they would be able to find the microchip and discover the animal’s rightful owner.
- For medicated pets, the chances of them returning to their regular medication routine increase.
The most common reasons you would want your pet returned to you are obvious. Pets are like family, and nobody wants their family to be separated from them. For pets who are on vital medications, these reasons are tenfold. If your medicated pet becomes lost, the concern increases because whoever finds them would not know about their condition or be able to treat it. Inserting a microchip will increase the odds that your pet is returned to you and their medication is stabilized.
By providing our patients with the opportunity to microchip their pets, we give them a sense of reassurance. We work hard to keep your pets healthy, and we know that you do the same. There is no downside to having the peace of mind in knowing that your pet can be returned to you if lost. For this reason, microchipping is a small cost that yields priceless benefits for pet owners.
If you think microchipping is right for you and your pet, call our office at (315) 508-7884 or contact us online.
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