A missing pet is one of the worst fears of an owner. Microchipping is a safe and effective method of ensuring your pet is returned should it go missing. At West Plains Animal Hospital, we offer pet care and microchipping services. If you are looking for a “vet near me” in Spokane, WA, we are ready to assist you.
Microchipping is a safe procedure where a small, electronic chip is inserted under your pet's skin using a hypodermic needle. The chip carries a unique identification number specific to your pet. Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice, and they are not detectable without special equipment.
A microchip is injected between the shoulder blades right under the pet's skin. It can be inserted during a routine checkup like dental cleaning or spay and neutering. Every animal reacts differently to microchipping. Many animals are distracted enough that they don't even notice, while some feel some discomfort. Most microchipping procedures are performed without incident while the pet is awake. We may also provide you with different tips or tricks to keep your pet comfortable during the procedure. For example, distraction is a great tip to help make the process easier.
How do Microchips Work?
Microchips transmit a tracking number when scanned with a special wand. This tracking number corresponds with your contact information in a database. The information in the database must be kept current. Microchipping increases the likelihood of your pet being reunited with you if they run away.
Contact West Plains Animal Hospital for Microchipping in Spokane, WA
At West Plains Animal Hospital, we have provided pet owners in Spokane, WA with reliable animal care services for many years. We also offer comprehensive animal care, from wellness checkups to microchipping procedures. Call us today at (509) 624-3474 for more information on microchipping or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.