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Every once in a while, pets lose their way. As pet-owners, we do our best to make sure that their collars and tags are always on, but unfortunately these can easily tear or slip off. We always hope that our furry friends don’t get lost, but it’s important to be prepared if they do. One of the best options to ensure that a lost pet gets home is microchipping him or her.

What is microchipping?

Microchipping is a procedure that involves Dr. Lauren Heit inserting a small chip that is about the size of a grain of rice between your pet’s shoulder blades. The microchip contains an identification number that can be read by a scanner. If your pet gets lost and is picked up by an animal hospital, the identification number will be used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.

What is the process?

A microchip is implanted with a hypodermic needle. Getting a microchip implanted in your dog or cat is a safe process that usually requires local anesthesia.

The needle that is used for the microchipping procedure is big and may hurt your pet, which is why we recommend sedation. If your dog or cat is due for another procedure that requires sedation, we suggest scheduling both procedures at the same time so that you would not have to bring in your pet multiple times.

If no other procedure is required, we can simply use local anesthesia so that we can insert the microchip without hurting your pet.

What information is stored in the microchip?

Pet microchips contain identification numbers that will be stored in a database. If your pet gets lost, an animal hospital can scan the microchip and retrieve the contact information that you provide.

At Brookhurst Animal Medical Center in Anaheim, we can ensure that your pets will get back to you if they wander away. By getting them microchipped, you can make sure that your pets are able to return to you safely. As a leading veterinarian in Anaheim, Dr. Lauren Heit’s level of expertise in animal care will give you peace of mind knowing that your pets are in good care.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is microchipping?

Microchipping in Anaheim is a tiny implant that is used to keep important information that can be scanned. Microchips will contain information such as registration phone number, and owner information. It is a handy tool to use if your pet gets out a lot or if you are worried, your pet will get lost.

What does it mean when a pet is microchipped?

Microchipping in Anaheim is used so that when your pet gets out, they can be checked for their chip at a vet. The vet is able to scan for a microchip in your pet and see if they have an owner. The chip allows the vet to contact the owner so they can get their pet back.

What is the process of microchipping?

Microchipping services in Anaheim are done by a vet. They are able to implant the grain of rice sized microchip under the skin of your pet. We recommend getting your pet microchipped just in case they happen to get lost. It is a horrible feeling to lose your pet, but it is great if they are chipped and quickly found.

Why should my pets need to be microchipped?

We recommend microchipping services in Anaheim because it allows them to be found if they get lost. We know there are a lot of pets that are great escape artists, and we want to make sure that they are kept safe. If you are interested in getting your pet chipped, please reach out to us.

Do you have to be a vet to microchip?

Microchipping services in Anaheim are done by veterinarians. Our vets are highly skilled and trained and do a great job of implanting the chips. It is a quick process, and your pet does not have to be put under anesthesia. It is a painless and quick process.