Discover Pet Microchipping at Oakbrook Animal Hospital
A pet microchip is a small device that is implanted just under the skin for the purpose of identifying a pet and its owner information when it is lost. Each chip comes with a unique number that is used to identify the pet if and when it scanned. It operates on a radio frequency that can be scanned with the corresponding wands that vet's offices and some animal control shelters have.
What are the Benefits of Microchipping Pets?
The most obvious benefit of microchipping a pet is that lost pets are found and returned to their owners. Beloved pets can be separated from their owners during vacations, in the moving process, or during an afternoon outing at the park. When that separation occurs, there is no sure way of knowing where that pet is from or who it belongs to, especially if there is no identifying information on the collar. In other cases, the collar can be lost, leaving concerned individuals without a way to reunite the pet and its owner.
Returning Stolen Property
As much as humans know their pets have minds and personalities of their own, the law defines a pet as property. There have been some cases where thieves took a pure breed pet to sell and were charged because the pet was microchipped. With the microchip, police were able to contact the owners and reunite them with their pets. They were also able to collect enough proof to charge and convict the thieves of their crime.
Peace of Mind
Whether a pet runs out the door while the postal worker is bringing in a package or someone breaks into a home to take the pet, a microchip can provide peace of mind when an animal is lost. Animal control facilities, veterinarians, and some animal rescue groups have the equipment to scan for microchips to reunite the family with its furry family members. During the time of separation between a pet and its owner, the microchip can be a source of hope and comfort.
Pet Microchipping in Olathe, Kansas
If you are looking for a facility that provides pet microchipping in Olathe, or if you just need an Olathe veterinarian or a Gardner veterinarian, come see us at the Oakbrook Animal Hospital.
We are located at 500 W. Main St. in Gardner, Kansas, 66030 and we serve Gardner and the surrounding areas. You may stop by or call at 913-884-8778 for more information. You may also set an appointment by visiting our site. We'd love to be your veterinarian in Gardner so make your appointment today!