Have you ever been in the traumatic situation of being separated from your beloved pet? Without proper identification, it is estimated that 90% of pets will not be reunited with their owners. At Acworth Animal Hospital, our doctors recommend not only a collar with your home information, but also a permanent form of identification known as a microchip.
A microchip is a tiny device approximately the size of a grain of rice that is inserted just beneath the skin, between your furry family member’s shoulder blades. Each microchip is designed to last for the life of your pet. The microchips come with a code that will be unique to you and your pet. Please remember that it is very important to keep your information updated in the event you move or change your telephone number.
Most shelters and veterinary clinics have microchip readers that that can read any microchip that is present in a wayward pet. Once the code has been read, the owner will be contacted based on the data on the chip.
Acworth Animal Hospital has microchipped hundreds of pets in the Acworth and Atlanta areas. Our caring doctors and staff can safely and quickly microchip you pet to make it more likely for them to be found in the event they are lost. Please call one of our caring team members to set your pet’s microchip appointment at Acworth Animal Hospital.