You can bring your pet in for a separate microchipping appointment, but many owners choose to get the procedure done when their pet is already in the clinic for a wellness exam, spay or neuter procedure, dental cleaning, or vaccinations. Similar to getting a vaccine, the microchip is implanted just under the skin between their shoulders using a needle. It’s a simple, quick, and nearly painless procedure for your pet.
Once you’ve had your pet microchipped, make sure you register your information with the microchip company. The chip itself does not contain specific information, like your phone number, address, or name, so you’ll need to provide that to them and keep it updated over the years. It’s a good idea to list your cell phone number in case your pet goes missing while you’re traveling. You should also be able to list an alternate contact in case of emergencies. Microchipped pets in Lake Charles, Sulphur, and other areas often travel much farther than their owners would expect.