Microchip Your Pet at Marietta Vet Clinic
A microchip for your pet is the best way to ensure your pet is returned when lost.
Losing a pet is stressful, that’s why we use HomeAgain. HomeAgain is a pet hotline and 24/7 service available to assist when pets go missing. Marietta Vet Clinic offers microchip placement because thousands of pets are lost every day, and it’s the best way to help your pet get home. It’s a lifetime protection that is inexpensive, quick and virtually painless for pets. Getting your dog chipped is smart.
The microchip, which is about the size of grain of rice, is injected between your pet's shoulder blades and is encoded with information on a tiny bar code. It identifies the owner’s contact information, as well as information about your pet. It is kept in a permanent database that can be scanned as soon as a dog or cat is found at any veterinarian office, local pound, or shelter.
Your pet’s microchip ID code is unique and one of a kind. Once chipped, your pet's microchip code is stored into HomeAgain's National Pet Recovery Database with your pet’s profile along with owner contact information. This is valuable information if your pet ever becomes lost.
Remember to keep your pet’s profile up to date with a recent photo, as it’s an added way to protect your pet. Once your pet becomes chipped, you will have the ability to update information on yourself and your dog chip or cat chip.
HomeAgain has an outstanding hotline. They can be reached at 1 (888) 466-3242. Once your pet is found and scanned, they will contact your number on file. Trained pet specialists respond to a lost pet as an emergency in the most efficient way possible. They realize time is important when a pet is missing. They quickly send out rapid Lost Pet Alerts, and provide you with a list of animal shelters and veterinarians in your area.
Our vet in Marietta, GA believes in microchipping your pet. Many pets become lost after they escape the house or backyard by mistake. Thousands of pets are reunited every day because of a microchip.
If you are still asking yourself, why should I chip my dog or chip the cat, take a look at Marietta Vet Clinic's lost pets and desperate posters for return, and ask yourself does this simple procedure make sense. Of course, an animal chip is the right thing to do. Microchipping your dog or cat is a loving gesture.
If you are looking to microchip your pet, the team at Marietta Vet Clinic can help. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment.
Microchip for Pet Travel and Health Certificates
Microchipping your pet is also important to travel internationally with your pet. Most destinations require a microchip regulated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO, iso.org). ISO compliant microchips are a 15 digit chip, which emits a frequency which can be read by all standard scanners. The United States does not currently require that all microchips are ISO compliant, so even if your pet has a microchip, we will need to confirm that it is it the correct one for travel. HomeAgain microchips are ISO compliant, and perfect for any health certificate your pet may need.
Dr. Peckich is a USDA Accredited Veternarian, who can make sure your pet has everything necessary to travel. Dr. Peckich will make sure your pet's microchip, vaccination records, overall health and any necessary testing will be completed.
If you have any questions about international pet travel, give us a call today!
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Lost Pet? The Universal Pet Microchip Lookup can be found at www.petmicrochiplookup.org.