MASON FAMILY PET HOSPITAL, LLC

770 Reading Road  |  Suite B  |  Mason, OH  45040  |  513.398.8700

MICROCHIPPING

Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make

it back home. We want you to avoid becoming part of that

statistic. 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, so these forms of identification may not be enough

to ensure your pet’s safe return. Your pet needs a form of

identification that is reliable and can’t get lost, stolen, or

damaged. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification

that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will

return safely.

A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and

is placed underneath your pet's skin between the shoulder

blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and

is very safe. Each microchip carries a unique number. When a microchip is implanted, the pet owner is given a registration form to complete.  By registering the number on the microchip, your pet becomes part of a national pet recovery database. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number. A toll-free phone call to the pet recovery database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified. The pet owner can then be contacted and reunited with his or her pet!

Pets can be microchipped at any office visit or done while under anesthesia. 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. Microchipping is a safe, effective way to help ensure your pet’s return if the unthinkable happens.