BOWDON ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Home Again Microchip

If your pet gets lost, a microchip can help them find their way home.

cat microchipping

Is your pet microchipped?

Our experienced veterinary team at Bowdon Animal Hospital is proud to offer pet microchipping as a part of our wellness care.

Kimberly Green

Why should you microchip your pet?

According to PetFinder, over 10 million pets go missing each year, with one out of every three going missing at some point in their lives. If your pet goes missing and is found, any vet or shelter can use a special microchip scanner to find out important information about your pet and get in touch with you as soon as possible for a reunion. In one study, microchipped pets were found to be 52% more likely to be recovered, compared to only 22% of the time for pets without microchips. If you move or change your contact information at any time, please notify your microchip company so that the information can be updated as soon as possible.

How is the pet microchipped?

The microchip is contained within a needle that is inserted between the shoulder blades, where it cannot be removed or damaged. If your pet ever needs to be identified (for example, if it has run away and been picked up by authorities), any vet will be able to find the microchip using a handheld scanner.