Microchipping From Home Pet Care Veterinary Housecalls in Topeka, KS

It’s hard to even imagine the grief and fear that affect a family when a beloved family member goes missing. But this scenario is most likely occurring among your non-human family members. Lost or stolen pets that cannot be identified and traced back to their owners may vanish forever. Fortunately, you can help you protect your pet against this nightmare through the pet microchipping services provided by Home Pet Care Veterinary Housecalls in Topeka, KS.

Microchipping: What It Is and What It Does

Microchipping is the insertion of a tiny transceiver called a microchip just beneath the skin of a pet’s upper body. The microchip contains an ID number that connects your pet to a national pet registry, which also houses your contact information. The chip needs no internal power source because it’s designed to use the energy or an RFID scanner’s beam. When an animal shelter employee or veterinarian scans your pet’s body, the microchip relays its ID data to the scanner. This data can then be used to track you down in the national registry and let you know where you can pick up your pet. Microchips are not a GPS tracking locator.

Why Microchipping Is Important

If your pet already sports a collar tag, you may be wondering why you should bother with microchipping. But this procedure is important for all pets, even those with collar tags. A tag can easily be detached from a pet’s collar, or the collar itself may even come loose, leaving a pet completely unidentifiable. (Of course, we want to equip your pet with a collar tag anyway since most people will check for that identifier first when they encounter an anonymous animal.) Most important of all: Microchipped pets enjoy a much higher rate of return to their owners than non-microchipped pets.

An Easy, Harmless Procedure

Fortunately, microchipping is an easy, harmless procedure. No surgery is involved; Dr. Schmar can simply inject the tiny transceiver into your pet with a hypodermic needle, making it no more traumatic or invasive than a vaccination. The microchip will easily last for the life of your pet without causing any discomfort or other ill effects. The fact that Dr. Schmar can perform this procedure in the comfort of your own home makes it especially convenient for our patients and their owners.

Contact Us to Get Your Pet Microchipped at Home in Topeka

Are you ready to enjoy the reassurance that your family member can be identified and returned to you even if he loses his collar tag? Call Home Pet Care Veterinary Housecalls at (785) 273-6572 today so we can arrange to microchip your pet at home!