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Why Should You Microchip Your Pet?

Microchipping your pet is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. It is a quick and easy process that can help you be reunited with your pet in case of an emergency. At Fort Hunt Animal Hospital in Alexandria, VA, we offer microchipping for your pet. We also offer a complete range of veterinary services for pets at all stages of development and health conditions. This includes comprehensive pet exams, diagnostic medicine, preventative care, pet dentistry services, boarding and grooming, spay and neuter services, pet nutrition and behavior counseling, vaccinations, urgent care, and more.

Choosing to Microchip Your Pet  

It is very common for pets to escape the house and get lost. Unfortunately, once your pet gets lost, it is often difficult to find it. You might be lucky if someone goes through the effort of finding the owner of the pet and returning your pet. However, we suggest you take matters into your own hands by microchipping your pet.

A microchip is a radio-frequency identification transponder with a unique identification code. The microchip is only about the size of a grain of rice. The identification code can be scanned by our veterinarians or other vets. By scanning the microchip, we are easily able to determine the details of the pet owner so we can contact and return the pet to the owner. The microchip contains the owner’s information through a registration program. Microchipping is only useful if you register with the national pet recovery database. You need to make sure you keep your contact information up to date with the registration program.

Microchips do not require any batteries or moving parts. It will be injected into the skin of your pet. The entire process is extremely safe and painless, and is no more invasive than a routine pet vaccination. At Fort Hunt Animal Hospital, we are experienced with microchipping services and we will make sure your pet is comfortable through the process. If you have any questions about microchipping, our team at Fort Hunt Animal Hospital will be glad to assist you.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Pet Doctor

If you want to get your pet microchipped, we can help. Our veterinarian in Alexandria, VA will microchip your pet and answer any questions you have. We will determine when your pet should be microchipped. We will also answer any questions you have about the microchipping process. At Fort Hunt Animal Hospital, we also provide a wide variety of other veterinary services. We will deliver the care that can help your pet live a healthy and happy life. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us today.