Microchipping Pets in Pembroke Pines – Lost Pet Protection
Microchipping your Pembroke Pines pet is one of the most important things you can do as a pet owner to ensure your pet can be returned to you if it becomes lost. A microchip implanted in your dog or cat can let animal control, rescue shelters and veterinarians know who the owner is and how to contact him or her. It's a smart, caring and inexpensive move to provide security for your four legged friend.
The microchip is a small device that has a unique identification number used to identify your pet, you as the owner and DPC Veterinary Hospital as the vet who imbedded it. The chip is injected between the animal's shoulders with a syringe like those used in inoculations. It's a quick, no more painful than a shot, and is a one-time process. It's a great way to ensure your dog doesn't have an "identity crisis" if he or she ever wanders from home.
Our microchipping program works like this. Once the chip has been implanted, the dog's name and owner's name and contact information are registered with the company that manufacturers the chip. At DPC Veterinary Hospital that microchip company we use is HomeAgain, which we feel, is the best value and offers the most comprehensive and helpful services.
If your pet becomes lost and ends up at a shelter or vet, a quick scan of its shoulders with a microchip reader will reveal the ID number. The vet or shelter can then do a quick check of HomeAgain's database and will find your pet's name and your contact info.
Microchipping – Don't Leave Home Without It
Our veterinarians know how important microchipping pets is and that's why they selected a program that provides more than just the chip and registry. Our HomeAgain program also provides:
- An advanced anti-migration chip that won't slip from between the shoulders
- A lost pet network and rapid lost pet alerts that gets the word out quickly
- "Lost pet" posters you can personalize and send electronically to shelters and vets or print for local distribution
- $3000 worth of medical expense coverage if your pet is injured while lost
- $500 in travel expense to help bring your pet home if it is located far away
At DPC we are open 7 days per week and we can provide microchipping service on a walk in or appointment basis. Our technician can administer the chip and our front office staff will assist you in registering the pet right in the office.
Don't wait! Have this important safety feature implanted in your pet. Call or visit us in nearby Davie today.