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Pet Microchipping

See below to learn more about our pet microchipping.

Pet Microchipping

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At Grantsburg Animal Hospital and Wild River Veterinary Clinic, we are happy to offer microchipping with Home Again Pet Recovery. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can make you feel helpless and hopeless. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip about the size of a grain of rice underneath your pet’s skin. This microchip is then registered with your pet’s vital information and can be scanned by any veterinarian, animal shelter, and actually some police departments, too, so that the pet can be returned to you directly. Microchips bring pets home!

WHY SHOULD YOU MICROCHIP YOUR PET?

According to PetFinder, over 10 million pets go missing every year, and one in three pets will go missing at some point in their life. If your pet ever goes missing and is recovered, a special microchip scanner can be used by any vet or shelter to find out important information about your pet and get into contact with you as soon as possible for a reunion. In one study, it was found that microchipped pets were 52% more likely to be recovered, as opposed to only 22% of the time for pets without microchips. If you move or change your contact information at any time, make sure to let your microchip company know so they can get the information updated right away.

HOW IS THE PET MICROCHIPPED?

The microchip is inside a needle that is inserted between the shoulder blades, where it cannot be removed or damaged. Once the microchip is in, it is there forever, keeping your pet safe and secure. If your pet ever needs to be identified (for instance, if it has run off and been picked up by the authorities), any vet will be able to find the microchip using a handheld scanner.