Veterinary Services

Pet Microchipping

Pet microchipping is a simple and effective way to ensure your pet can be identified and reunited with you if they ever become lost.

Pet Microchipping in Redlands, CA

At Animal Medical Center of Redlands, we offer pet microchipping services to provide peace of mind, knowing that your furry friend has a permanent form of identification.

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How Does Pet Microchipping Work?

A microchip is a small electronic device about the size of a grain of rice. A needle is implanted just under the skin, usually between the shoulder blades. The process is quick and relatively painless, similar to a vaccination.

Each microchip contains a unique identification number registered with a national pet recovery database. When a lost pet is found, animal shelters and veterinary clinics can use a handheld scanner to read the microchip’s identification number. The number is then used to look up the pet owner’s contact information in the database, allowing for a quick and safe return home.

Benefits of Pet Microchipping

  • Permanent identification: Unlike collars and tags, which can fall off or be removed, a microchip provides your pet with a permanent form of identification.
  • Quick and easy reunions: Microchips enable shelters and veterinary clinics to quickly identify lost pets and contact their owners, facilitating faster reunions.
  • Peace of mind: Knowing that your pet has a microchip can provide you with peace of mind, knowing they have a better chance of returning home if they ever become lost.
  • Required for travel: Some airlines and countries require pets to be microchipped for travel, so having your pet microchipped can make travel easier and more convenient.

When Should You Microchip Your Pet?
It’s a good idea to microchip your pet as soon as possible, ideally when they are young. However, pets of any age can benefit from microchipping. If your pet is not yet microchipped, we recommend scheduling an appointment at Animal Medical Center of Redlands to have the procedure done.

Schedule Your Pet’s Microchipping Appointment Today
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Schedule your pet’s microchipping appointment at Animal Medical Center of Redlands today. Our experienced veterinarians will ensure the procedure is quick, safe, and virtually painless for your furry friend. Give yourself peace of mind knowing that your pet has a permanent form of identification.