If the thought of losing your pet frightens you, you are not alone. Unfortunately, pets escape from their homes more often than many people realize. It only takes a few seconds for tragedy to strike. At Hickory Grove Animal Hospital, we provide microchipping in Charlotte to help you reunite with your pet if they ever get lost. Microchipping is the best way to recover a lost pet, and we are proud to provide this potentially lifesaving service for pets in our community.

What Is Microchipping?

Microchipping is the process of providing a beloved pet with a non-removable form of identification. It is not a way to track the location of pets. Collars may be removed or become loose and fall off, making it difficult to recover a pet. Microchipping ensures a way to reconnect a pet and their owner, should the pet become lost or otherwise separated from their owner.

The process of having your pet microchipped in Charlotte is simple. The microchip is approximately the size of a grain of rice, and an injection is performed to insert the microchip under the skin of a companion pet. A bar code is on the microchip and owner details are included in the microchip registry.

What Are the Benefits
of Microchipping?

Did you know that a family companion is lost every two seconds? Microchipping is a safe and effective way to make it easy to identify the owner of a separated pet. This is the main benefit for those who choose to microchip their pet.

Many lost or stolen animals are brought into a shelter or veterinary clinic. Each of these new guests is scanned for a microchip. If a pet has a microchip, a search is performed within the microchip registry and the team can contact the owner.

It is important to keep all contact information up-to-date within the microchip registry. Please inform your veterinarian if you have moved or have changed your primary contact number. According to one study, the rate of return to owners for lost pets with a microchip was 74.1 percent. Without a microchip, it was found that owners were able to reunite with separated pets only 13 percent of the time. Microchipping pets and updating contact information as needed can significantly increase the chances of reuniting lost or stolen pets with their owners.

Microchipping in Charlotte

Microchipping is a quick and effective way to give pet owners peace of mind and reconnect lost or stolen pets with their owners. At Hickory Grove Animal Hospital, our veterinarians provide microchipping in Charlotte and would be happy to perform this quick, simple procedure on your pet. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Experienced Veterinarian in Charlotte

Hickory Grove Animal Hospital provides pet microchipping in Charlotte and the surrounding areas, including Matthews, Mint Hill, Plaza Midwood, NoDa, Harrisburg, and the University area.