Microchips are tiny devices that provide a permanent and unalterable identifier for your dog or cat. We strongly recommend implanting microchips in all animals.

Pet Microchipping

These safe and inexpensive chips dramatically increase the chances of being reunited if your pet is lost. At Central Valley Animal Hospital, we can microchip your dog or cat during their annual exam or when they get spayed or neutered.

The Microchipping Procedure

It is a simple procedure similar to vaccination, requiring no anesthesia. If your pet was rescued from a shelter or adopted by another owner, we can quickly search the database to see if a chip has been implanted.

Any pet found by a shelter can be easily scanned for a microchip at any shelter or veterinary hospital. The identifier found in this device will allow you to be contacted as soon as possible so that your pet can return home safely. In addition to performing recoveries, many chip manufacturers have support services that will proactively search for pets when they are reported missing and are available 24/7.

Please visit the AVMA’s website for more information and answers to frequently asked questions about microchip implantation. The Pet Microchip Lookup website is another helpful resource for locating owners of lost pets based on the microchip number that operates independently of microchip companies.

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