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Pet Microchipping

At Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital, we understand that your furry friend is an important member of your family, and their safety and well-being are paramount.

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Pet Microchipping in West Des Moines, IA

That’s why we offer comprehensive pet microchipping services to give you peace of mind knowing your pet has a reliable form of identification.

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What is Pet Microchipping?

Pet microchipping is a safe and simple procedure where a tiny microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, is implanted just beneath your pet’s skin. Each microchip contains a unique identification number that is registered with a national database, linking your pet to your contact information.

How Does it Work?

During the microchipping procedure, our experienced veterinarians gently implant the microchip between your pet’s shoulder blades using a sterile needle. This process is quick and virtually painless, similar to a routine vaccination. Once implanted, the microchip remains in place for the lifetime of your pet, providing permanent identification.

Benefits of Pet Microchipping

Peace of Mind: Losing a pet can be a distressing experience for any pet owner. With pet microchipping, you can rest assured knowing that your pet has a reliable form of identification, increasing the chances of a safe return if they ever go missing.

Permanent Identification: Unlike collars and tags, which can break or become lost, a microchip provides permanent identification that cannot be easily tampered with or removed. This ensures that your pet’s identification is always accessible, even if their collar goes missing.

Nationwide Coverage: The microchip’s unique identification number is registered with a national database, making it easy for animal shelters, veterinary clinics, and animal control officers across the country to reunite you with your pet if they are found.

Quick and Painless Procedure: The microchipping procedure is quick, typically takes just a few minutes to complete, and causes minimal discomfort to your pet. Most pets tolerate the procedure well and experience no lingering effects afterward.

When is Pet Microchipping Necessary?

Pet microchipping is recommended for pets of all ages, from puppies and kittens to senior pets. It is especially important for pets that:

  • Spend time outdoors or wander away from home.
  • Are prone to escaping or getting lost.
  • Are you traveling or moving to a new area?
  • Have a history of being lost or stolen.

By microchipping your pet, you’re taking a proactive step to ensure their safety and increase the likelihood of a happy reunion if they ever become separated from you.

At Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital, we prioritize the well-being of your pets. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing compassionate care and exceptional service to every pet that walks through our doors. If you have any questions about pet microchipping or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your pet’s safety is our top priority.