Microchipping at Akaal Pet Hospital in Citrus Heights
Worst case scenario: You are on vacation, and your beloved family cat or dog wanders off without their collar. They don't know where you are, and you don't know where they are. While this nightmare in the past rarely had a happy ending, with the innovation of the microchip pets who are hundreds of miles away from home have been reunited with their pet parents.
We recommend all pets in our care get a 24PetWatch Microchip. Roughly the size of a grain of rice, each chip contains a unique alphanumeric code that will be registered and linked to your name, address, and phone number. Whenever a stray is brought into a vet's office or animal shelter, technicians will scan the animal for a microchip, and if a chip is present the pet can be returned home very easily.
How are microchips implanted?
Getting a microchip is as simple as getting a shot. The chip is injected beneath the surface of the skin, between the shoulder blades. It does not require any anesthetic, and it can be done in seconds.
How long will it last?
The microchip will last for the duration of your pet's life. It does not require any batteries or internal energy source, so once your pet has a chip implanted, they are set for life!
Why do I need a microchip?
Animal shelters receive stray animals every day. Even indoor dogs get loose sometimes. Tags and collars can fall off. A loud noise can spook a normally tranquil dog -- police say the Fourth of July is the biggest lost dog day of the year, as pets who normally stay right by their owners' side get scared by the noises and turn and run.
A microchip is a quick, inexpensive, and painless way to ensure that, if your pet gets lost, you have a better chance of recovering him.
Call Akaal Pet Hospital in Citrus Heights today to schedule an appointment! (916) 729-7779