Microchipping

Few feelings are worse than that of being separated from your constant companion. If a pet became lost in the past, owners had to hope that someone would see them and their collar, or rely on flyers, hoping someone would see them and return them home. Fortunately a permanent form of identification is now available in a microchip.

A microchip is a device approximately the size of a grain of rice that is inserted under your pet’s skin between their shoulder blades. Each microchip has a code that is unique to you and your faithful companion, which can help identify them in the event they are lost from you. Most veterinary clinics and shelters have readers which can scan the microchip area to retrieve your information so you can be contacted to pick up your furry family member.

Dr. Daly and Dr. Strickland recommend all pets be microchipped to increase their chances of being returned to you if they become lost. Having your pet microchipped in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area is easy when you call the caring professionals at Valley Veterinary Hospital at 540-433-8387.