Microchipping Your Pet At Our Veterinary Clinic In Elk Grove Village, IL
Having your dog or cat go missing is a terrifying and stressful experience but, unfortunately, it is not an uncommon one. The good news is that solutions like microchipping can significantly increase the chance of being reunited with your pet no matter how near or far they stray or are taken. Make an appointment with Oakton Animal Hospital, happily serving Elk Grove Village, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, and surrounding areas, to microchip your beloved animal.
The Basics of Microchipping
Microchips are tiny yet, very durable computer chips that are about the size of a grain of rice. When you take your pet to see Dr. Ann Brooks, Dr. Mary Svoboda, or Dr. Glenn P. Ephraim for microchipping, what they will do is insert that tiny microchip in a safe spot underneath several layers of skin. This procedure will take just a few minutes, and it will feel like a quick pinch to your pet.
Once inserted, your pet can be taken to any other animal shelter, pet hospital, or similar institution in Elk Grove Village, IL, or outside, and a team member will be able to scan your animal for that microchip. When scanned, the microchip will pull up an identification number that corresponds to its manufacturer's database. The person scanning your pet will take that chip number and then search for it in the appropriate database to find your name and contact information, making it easy for the person to get you quickly reunited with your beloved animal companion.
The Unique Advantage of Microchips
Because microchips are inserted securely beneath your pet's skin, there is no way for your pet or someone else to remove it. As frustrating as it is to hear, pets get stolen every day and not returned to their original owners. If your pet goes missing and is picked up by a responsible person, they can take your pet to an animal shelter or veterinary hospital to be scanned for a microchip. Millions of pets have been united with their actual owners because of microchips.
Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Pet's Microchipping Procedure
As much as we love our pets and they love us, accidents happen every day. Contact our experienced and knowledgeable veterinarians, Dr. Glen P. Ephraim, Dr. Mary Svoboda, and Dr. Ann Brooks, at Oakton Animal Hospital, proudly serving Elk Grove Village, Des Plaines, and Mount Prospect, IL, to learn more or to schedule an appointment. Microchips are the best ways to ensure your lost pet gets back to you, so call 847-439-8090 today.