Pet Microchipping Jacksonville & Orange Park

Have you considered getting your pet microchipped? Until your pet can phone home, pet microchipping is the best defense for ensuring your best friend returns home safely. No one ever plans to lose a pet but the American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the United States every year. This tragic situation does not have to happen to you. At PrimeVET, we offer pet microchipping Jacksonville & Orange Park with no need for annual renewals.

Microchipping Procedure

Microchipping is an inexpensive procedure that can be performed at any veterinary office visit. Every year thousands of pets go missing and many of them are never reconnected with their owners. Not a GPS tracking device, a microchip is a very tiny electronic device that's no larger than a grain of rice. The veterinarian will implant the device via a shot.  Microchip implantation causes no more discomfort than a vaccination and is a simple one-time insertion with a syringe. Since the microchip remains in place for the life of your pet, the unique microchip number makes it easy for any vet office or animal shelter notify you of your pet's whereabouts.

Benefits of Microchipping for Dogs and Cats

Many pet owners choose to get their pet's microchip when their dog or cat are spayed or neutered. But, your pet can be microchipped at any age with benefits that include:

  • Pet Microchipping provides permanent pet identification that goes everywhere with your pet. Collars and ID tags can be ripped off as your lost pet wanders, then vital contact information is no longer available.
  • Pet Microchipping helps to ensure your pet returns home safely. Most veterinarians and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading implanted microchips.
  • Pet Microchipping is quick, affordable and no more painful than a shot. Microchips offer an incredible return on investment when a pet is lost. If your dog or cat hasn't been microchipped, let us provide some peace of mind.

Each microchip is unique. If your pet were to ever go missing and was brought into an animal shelter or veterinary hospital, the staff will be able to scan your pet using a specialized wand. Once the microchip is scanned, the registry is called and the owner is contacted. Microchips help thousands of lost pets return home each month.

Registering Your Pet's Microchip

It is most important to register your pet's microchip with a registry service. Surprisingly, many pet owners fail to do so. It is also important to update the database with your most current information. At PrimeVET, we register the chip for you free of charge and recommend that you update the registry promptly if you have a change of address or phone number.

Isn't it about time to have your pet microchipped? Contact PrimeVET Animal Hospital at 904-644-7876 to schedule an appointment with a caring veterinarian today.