DOWNTOWN ANIMAL HOSPItal, inc
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Combining state of the art technology with compassion and expertise

 

Permanent Identification

Hundreds of pets are lost every day! Did you know there are ways to make it easier to have your pet returned home in the case he or she becomes lost?

 

DOWNTOWN ANIMAL HOSPITAL OFFERS AVID MICROCHIPPING AND TATTOOING!
Microchipping is one reliable way to increase the chance of your pet being returned!  The procedure is safe, easy, inexpensive, and practically painless.

The microchip itself is about the size of a grain of rice. It contains a tiny metallic "bar code" surrounded by an inert membrane which makes it non-reactive when it is placed under the skin. The microchip is injected under the skin between the shoulder blades with a hypodermic-type syringe. Although the needle itself is larger than any other injection, and for small pets and cats the use of a sedative is often recommended, most pets don't seem to notice any more than any other injection. Once the chip is in place, it should be there for the life of the pet, and your microchip is registered to ensure your contact information is associated with the bar code number.

If the pet becomes lost, all animal care facilities (shelters, veterinary hospitals, pounds, etc) can scan the pet for a microchip, using a special microchip reader that is simply waved over the skin. These scanners are very reliable and easy to use. Once a microchip is found, a special hotline is called, and the lost pet is reported. The pet owner is then called immediately and given the contact information about where to pick up their pet.


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