Akaal Pet Hospital—Your Vet for Pet Microchipping in Citrus Heights

Here at Akaal Pet Hospital in Citrus Heights, we are proud to have one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the community. We truly care about the wellbeing of pets, which is why we highly recommend microchipping your cat or dog. This affordable procedure will highly increase the chances of your animal being returned home should they stray. Here’s what pet owners need to know about chipping their four-legged friends.


What are Microchips for Cats and Dogs?

These are rice-grain sized ‘chips’ that are inserted just beneath the animal’s skin in a quick, painless procedure. They are virtually unnoticeable and are only activated when pets are scanned with a special device available in most animal shelters and vet clinics in Citrus Heights and nationwide. When a compassionate passerby picks up your animal and takes them to be scanned if they have a chip installed a confidential number helps reconnect the animal with the owner.

What to Expect During a Microchip Appointment

It takes less than a minute to inject this small chip into your pet’s neck our shoulder blade region and they will not feel any more pain than they would when getting a standard vaccination. The best part is, there is no need to anesthetize pets before the procedure due to its simplicity. Many owners are concerned about electromagnetic frequencies from this device. However, it is activated only when scanned and these low-level radio frequency signals don’t cause any adverse side effects.

The Benefits of Microchips for Pets

It can happen at any moment…the door has been left open or a fence has been jumped or dug under, and your beloved friend has escaped. Here at Akaal Pet Hospital, our Citrus Heights vet believes the best way to help get your cat or dog back is to have them microchipped regardless of their age. The key to successfully making the most out of a microchip is to ensure that your contact information is current in the recovery database at all times.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, inaccurate information in the microchip registry is the primary reason that microchipped animals that are recovered cannot be reconnected with their owners. However, those with current information recover their canine friends more than half the time, while those not chipped makes it back about 20 percent of the time. Around 40 percent of chipped felines make it back as opposed to only 15 percent of non-chipped cats.

Contact Akaal Pet Hospital for Pet Microchipping in Citrus Heights

Our veterinarians at Akaal Pet Hospital want you to have the best chance of getting your animal home safely should they get antsy and take an unexpected hiatus. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. We proudly also serve the neighboring communities of Sacramento, North Highlands, Antelope, Carmichael, and Roseville. You can call us at 916-729-7779 to schedule an appointment today!

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