Pet Microchipping

Pet microchipping is a simple yet powerful tool that plays a crucial role in reuniting lost pets with their owners. At WNC Veterinary Hospital in Arden and Asheville, NC, we offer professional pet microchipping services to enhance the safety and security of your furry family members.

A dog being checked by a vet

Understanding Pet Microchipping

What is Pet Microchipping?
A microchip is a tiny, rice-sized device that is implanted under your pet’s skin, typically between the shoulder blades. Each microchip contains a unique identification number that is associated with your contact information. This identification number becomes a vital link to your pet’s identity in case they are lost or separated from you.

The Pet Microchipping Process

1. Implantation
The microchip is implanted beneath the skin using a hypodermic needle. The process is quick, and pets typically experience minimal discomfort.

2. Registration
Once implanted, the microchip must be registered with your contact information. This information is crucial for reuniting you with your pet if they are ever lost.

Ensuring Your Pet’s Safety
Pet microchipping is a valuable investment in your pet’s safety. It provides a reliable and permanent form of identification that significantly increases the chances of a happy reunion in case your pet goes missing.

Key Benefits of Pet Microchipping

1. Permanent Identification

Unlike collars or tags that can be lost or removed, a microchip provides a permanent form of identification. It stays with your pet for life, ensuring that they can be identified even if other forms of identification are absent.

2. Quick and Painless Procedure

The process of implanting a microchip is quick, simple, and virtually painless. It is similar to a routine vaccination and can be done during a regular veterinary visit or alongside other procedures.

3. Increased Chance of Reunion

Pets with microchips have a significantly higher chance of being reunited with their owners if they are lost. Shelters and veterinary clinics often scan lost pets for microchips, enabling a quick and accurate reunion with their families.

4. Peace of Mind for Pet Owners

Pet microchipping provides peace of mind for pet owners, knowing that an additional layer of protection is in place. It is a proactive step in safeguarding your pet’s well-being.

A dog being examined by a vet