Does your pup or feline try to weasel out the door every time you open it to make an escape attempt? Do they occasionally stray away during outings? The fact is, there are times when our furry friends want to embrace their ‘wild side’ in the great outdoors and they get lost. However, a small enclosed unit is known as a radio-frequency identification device, or pet microchipping implant can come to the rescue when pets become displaced. We have two convenient locations on Staten Island to provide your pet with this quick in-office procedure.
The Benefits of Pet Microchipping with our Staten Island Veterinarian
It is estimated that 30 to 50 percent more cats and dogs respectively are returned to their owner’s thanks to pet microchipping. The implantation process of RFID pet microchipping devices are comparable to getting a vaccination, so it’s a pain-free process that results in your pet having a scannable neck implant that helps you get reconnected with your pet if they get lost. All of your information is completely secure, and when any vet or shelter scans your pet looking for a chip, all they see is non-personal information that a private database can process to help the appropriate persons notify you that your pet has been found.
There is no need for anesthesia or lab tests prior to inserting the rice-sized RFID device, which literally takes seconds for our vet to perform. These devices don’t get lost or fall off like collars often do, so they offer a second method of pet relocation when pets go astray. Pets can typically get microchips around four weeks of age, and these devices are typically maintenance-free and last the lifespan of your pet.
Interested in Pet Microchipping in Staten Island, NY?
We have two convenient locations to give you and your pet the best service possible. Contact Animal Health Veterinary Group on Castleton Ave at 718-448-3680 or Animal Health Group on the Boulevard on Staten Island at 718-980-6491 to schedule your appointment for pet microchipping today. Our esteemed veterinarian teams look forward to meeting you and your pet and helping to ensure that you can live a long and happy life together with this confidential, affordable and convenient pet location device.
Pet Microchipping FAQ
You love your pet, but there’s a hidden danger you may not be aware of. Millions of pets disappear each year. Even responsible pet owners can have their pet lost or stolen.
Why Should You Microchip Your Pet?
Microchipping your pet is one of the most important things you can do to keep your pet safe. It greatly increases the chances of your pet finding its way back to you. In fact, dogs have a 200% better chance of being returned to you if they are microchipped. Cats are 20 times more likely to find their way back to you if they are microchipped.
What Should I Do After I get my Pet Microchipped?
Many people microchip their pets but neglect the second step. You must register the microchip. Think of it as a permanent collar id tag. A collar tag has your contact information on it, so you can be contacted if your pet is lost. Registering your microchip is the equivalent of your address on an id tag.
You’ll need to keep your contact information updated as well. You’ll need your pet’s microchip number. If you don’t have it, you can take your pet to a vet or animal shelter to be scanned. If you aren’t sure which registry you used, you can look it up using the Pet Microchip Lookup.
Do You Need a Vet to Microchip Your Pet?
It’s recommended that you have a veterinarian microchip your pet. The chip is about the size of a grain of rice, and it is usually inserted between the shoulder blades. It’s given as an injection. It takes seconds to insert, and it’s virtually painless for your pet.
Most people think of cats and dogs when they think about microchipping, but it can be done with most mammals.
Unsure if Your Pet Is Microchipped?
Many reputable breeders microchip dogs as puppies. Many shelters microchip their animals as well. If you are unsure if your pet is already microchipped, you can have the vet scan for a chip. If they are microchipped, they can give you the number so that you can register your pet.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Staten Island Veterinarian
Animal Health Group is your full-service Staten Island veterinarian. We have two locations for your convenience. We handle emergency care as well as general wellness. You can make an appointment with Animal Health Group by calling 718.448.3680.