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Importance of Pet Microchipping

Why You Should Have Your Pet Microchipped

Whether you have just adopted a new cat or dog, or perhaps have an older pet who has lived with you for years, it is never too late to add a microchip. At Pleasant View Veterinary Clinic, we encourage every pet owner in Lewistown and Mifflintown to invest in this simple and effective identification tag for their furry friends.

One Time Microchip Procedure, A Lifetime of Protection 

The microchip is inserted just under your pet's skin between the shoulders with a hypodermic needle. No stitches or anesthesia are needed. The microchip also has no batteries and never needs to be replaced. It takes only a minute to have it inserted. Not only is it painless, it can also provide a range of benefits, including:

  • A Quick Scan Sends Your Pet Home: If your furry animal becomes lost and then found, any veterinarian or shelter can scan your cat or dog for a microchip. They will use a reader to find your pet’s registration number in the microchip. Once found, they will search the unique number in a national database, which will have your contact information. You will get a call from them to pick up your beloved animal.
  • It Can't Be Lost or Stolen: Unlike a collar with an ID tag, the microchip will not fall off, become illegible, or wear out. It is a permanent identification tag your pet carries under his or her skin.
  • It Works Everywhere: Even if you move across the country, the microchip can still be read by any animal care professional with the standardized reader. This is not a system that only applies to your present location.
  • Fast and Easy To Do: The procedure is quick and easy and can be inserted in just one minute. There is no special prep, procedure room, or even recovery associated with the insertion.

Microchip Your Pet Today

Is it time to make sure that your furry family member can always find his or her way home? Call Pleasant View Veterinary Clinic in Lewistown and Mifflintown today at 717-248-4703 to schedule your pet’s microchipping appointment.



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