Pet Microchipping in Wellesley, MA
The Benefits of Microchip Identification for Dogs & Cats
Does your pet wear a collar and tag? What would happen if those were lost? Microchipping has become a popular and safe way to provide permanent identification. If you want to be certain that your dog or cat can be identified if they become lost or are stolen, a microchip is the answer. Collars can be lost, and contact information can wear off tags. Microchipping lasts for life.
Wellesley Animal Hospital offers microchipping for dogs and cats in Wellesley and in Natick, Weston, and the surrounding communities. This is an important part of our commitment to helping pets and their families, and we can help you understand more about the benefits and how it works when you contact our office.
Call (781) 332-5506 or visit us in person to learn more!
What Is a Microchip? How Does It Work?
A microchip is a small electronic chip, about the size of a grain of rice, that is implanted under your pet’s skin. It is injected easily with a needle similar to a vaccination needle. Each microchip is identifiable by an individualized number registered in a pet tracking database service. There is no battery, as the microchip gets enough power from a scanner when it is passed over to transmit a unique identification number. It cannot run out of battery and has no moving parts to break or wear out.
If your pet should become lost and picked up or taken to a shelter or rescue group, they use a hand-held scanner to read the chip, contact the registration service, and contact you to reunite you with your pet.
Microchipping also provides a solution in the event of mistaken identity or a question of ownership. Once a microchip is scanned, its unique ID number will show ownership.
Call Wellesley Animal Hospital at (781) 332-5506 for more information and to schedule a microchipping appointment. We’ve served local pets for 25 years!
“Every single staff member there is just the nicest.”- Amit Serper
“Fantastic doctors all around.”- William McFarland
“We've taken our dogs to Wellesley Animal Hospital for over a decade!”- Cathie Ragovin