In a world where our furry companions are like family, ensuring their safety and well-being is paramount. One of the most effective ways to protect your beloved dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens is through microchipping. At Jones Veterinary Clinic, we prioritize the safety and security of your pets, offering comprehensive microchipping services that provide peace of mind for pet owners.

Understanding Microchipping

Microchipping is a simple and quick procedure that involves implanting a tiny electronic chip, about the size of a grain of rice, under your pet’s skin. This chip contains a unique identification number that can be scanned by a compatible microchip reader. The information linked to this ID number is stored in a secure database, including details about the pet and its owner.

The Process

The microchipping process is safe, quick, and virtually painless for your pet. Using a sterile needle, the veterinarian implants the microchip under the loose skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. No anesthesia is required, and most pets experience minimal discomfort, comparable to receiving a routine vaccination.

Once the microchip is implanted, the veterinarian will register it with a national pet recovery database, ensuring that your pet’s information is readily accessible if they ever become lost or stray.

The Pros of Microchipping

  1. Permanent Identification: Unlike collars or tags, which can break or become lost, a microchip provides permanent identification for your pet.
  2. Increased Chance of Reunion: In the unfortunate event that your pet becomes lost, a microchip significantly increases the likelihood of being reunited with them. Animal shelters, veterinarians, and animal control agencies routinely scan lost pets for microchips, allowing for swift identification and contact with the owner.
  3. Peace of Mind: Knowing that your pet has a reliable form of identification can provide invaluable peace of mind for pet owners, especially those with adventurous or escape-prone pets.
  4. Universal Recognition: Microchips are recognized worldwide, making them a reliable form of identification, whether you’re traveling with your pet domestically or internationally.

Considerations and Responsible Pet Ownership

While microchipping offers numerous benefits, it’s essential for pet owners to understand its limitations and responsibilities:

  1. Update Information: To ensure the effectiveness of microchipping, it’s crucial to keep your contact information up-to-date in the microchip registry. Notify the registry promptly if you change your address or phone number.
  2. Supplement with Collars and Tags: While a microchip provides permanent identification, it’s still a good idea to equip your pet with a collar and ID tags bearing their name and your contact information. This provides an additional layer of protection in case your pet is found by someone without access to a microchip scanner.
  3. Regular Check-Ups: Periodic visits to the veterinarian are essential for maintaining your pet’s overall health and well-being. During these visits, the veterinarian can scan the microchip to ensure it’s functioning correctly and confirm that your contact information is current.

In conclusion, microchipping is a safe, responsible, and effective way to protect your pets and increase the chances of a happy reunion if they ever become lost or stray. At Jones Veterinary Clinic, we’re committed to providing friendly and compassionate care for your furry family members. Schedule a microchipping appointment today and take the first step towards ensuring a lifetime of safety and security for your beloved pets.


Cat is scanned for microchips.