Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make it back home. Many pets (especially indoor pets) don’t wear collars or tags. Even if your pet wears a collar and identification tag, collars can break off and tags can become damaged and unreadable. Another form of identification is a microchip, which is a safe, simple form of identification that can help increase the chance that your pet will return home safely.
Animal Clinic of Rogers recommends every animal be microchipped. Even our three clinic cats each have a microchip and they are strictly indoor cats. A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet's skin at the right shoulder Due to the size of the needle it is recommended the microchip be placed under anesthesia. A good time to do this is when you spay or neuter your pet. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information. Our microchip charge includes implantation and registeration for a year. All you have to do is go into your account and add any additional information regarding your pet.
If your adult pet isn't microchipped, you should consider microchipping them. Even indoor pets can get outside accidentally and get lost, so if you’re relying on other forms of identification, you could be placing your pet at risk.