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If you have ever experienced having your pet run away or get lost, you are well aware how stressful and heartbreaking either of these situations is. If you want to increase the chances of finding your pet in case this ever happens, you will want to consider pet microchipping.
You’ll be glad to know that this is a service we offer at Quail Hollow Veterinary Hospital. Not only does our veterinary in Quail Hollow want to help you ensure your dog or cat is as healthy as possible, we want to help them stay as safe as possible as well. Animal microchipping is a good way to do just that.
By microchipping your pet, you can greatly increase the chances of finding your pet if they ever wander too far from home, or in case they were ever stolen. This safe and effective type of technology is simple to implant, and our veterinary in Quail Hollow are happy that this is a service our animal hospital provides.
If you are not familiar with animal microchipping, here are the answers to some of the questions you might have.
A: Getting a microchip implanted doesn't even require an anesthetic and it feels similar to your pet getting a vaccine or routine shot. The process usually only takes a couple of seconds.
A: In most cases, the microchip gets implanted under the loose skin between a dog or cat's shoulder blades.
A: Yes, your puppy and even your kitten, can have a microchip implanted, as long as they weigh at least one pound.
It's important to note that the microchip does not work like GPS, which means they cannot be tracked. This type of microchip uses a technology called radio-frequency identification (RFID), which means it's a permanent type of ID that can be scanned by certain types of scanners.
While it's true that most pets normally wear collars with identification tags, there is always a chance the collar could come off, or get taken off, which is why it’s a good idea to get a microchip for your pet.
If you need to schedule your pet for animal microchipping, or if you have any questions regarding microchipping, don't hesitate to contact Quail Hollow Veterinary Hospital at (704) 278-8000.
Our animal hospital is conveniently located within Quail Corners Shopping Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina. We proudly service the South Charlotte and Pineville areas of North Carolina, including Quail Hollow, South Park, and Ballantyne.