Dog Microchipping Chattanooga

Getting Your Dog Microchipped in Chattanooga

Almost 8 million companion animals wind up in shelters each year. Sadly, of the millions that come in, only 15 to 20% are ever successfully reunited with their owners. As a pet parent, you do everything you can to keep your dog safe. Despite your best efforts, though, disasters can happen. It only takes a second for a frightened dog to slip a collar or bolt out of an open door or gate. Unfortunately, it’s common for them to never be seen again in these situations. Getting your dog microchipped here in Chattanooga is the best thing you can do to increase the odds of being reunited if you are ever separated. It’s quick, easy and can save you and your canine companion from a whole lot of stress if he ever goes missing.

Dog Microchipping Chattanooga

 How Microchipping Dogs Work

It sounds pretty high-tech, but microchipping is a simple, straightforward process. Using a tiny needle, the veterinarian inserts a tiny microchip beneath your dog’s skin between his shoulder blades. The procedure is similar to getting your pet vaccinated and causes minimal pain. Each microchip has a unique number that can be read using a special scanner. While many people believe that the chip itself acts as a GPS or contains your information, this is not true. It only contains the number, which is linked to an account that you need to register. When you register, you will provide your phone number, address and other important information.

 

When someone scans the chip they see the number, which they use to look up your registration. It is extremely important to make sure you keep the registration up-to-date at all times. If you move or change your phone number, update it right away. Failing to do so could prevent you from being reunited with your pet in an emergency.

 

The Importance of Microchipping

Getting your dog microchipped in Chattanooga is quick and easy, and yet so many pet owners avoid getting it done. Even the best-trained dog in the world could run away when frightened or anxious. Think of the fireworks at New Year’s or the stress of moving to a new and unfamiliar house. We can’t always know how our pets will respond in every possible situation, which is what makes the microchip so important.

 

If you have any questions about getting your dog microchipped in Chattanooga, feel free to drop by the clinic.

 

Dog Microchipping, Chattanooga

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