With May being Chip Your Pet Month, there’s no better time to learn about the importance and benefits of having your canine companion or feline friend microchipped. According to a study from the American Humane Association, approximately a third of companion animals in the United States will likely get lost or be stolen during their life. Sadly, the vast majority will never make it back home.

While there are a lot of things you can do to prevent your four-legged best friend from running away or being stolen, no one is immune to disasters. By having your furry family member microchipped, you can increase the likelihood of seeing them again if you are ever separated. The skilled vets at Compass Veterinary Clinic provide safe and effective microchipping for pets in Portland and would be delighted to help you protect your dog or cat. Read on to learn more about microchipping.

compass veterinary clinic - About Microchipping in Portland

The Microchipping Procedure: How It Works
The microchipping procedure feels like getting a vaccination or another shot. Roughly the same size as a grain of rice, the chip is placed in the loose skin located between the shoulder blades. A syringe is used to inject the chip, so there is no need for local or general anesthesia. It takes only a few seconds and no recovery time is needed. In fact, it’s usually over before the animal even knows what’s happening!

Microchips inserted by veterinarians are safe and do not store your personal information. Every chip has an ID number that’s connected to an online account that you must register. This account is where your pet’s name and your contact information are stored. If you move or get a new phone number, you can update the information online in just a few clicks.

Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet
There is no way to 100 percent avoid pet theft and loss. By having your companion microchipped, however, you significantly increase the odds of being reunited should tragedy ever strike. If your pet is found and taken to a veterinary office or animal shelter, they will be scanned for a microchip. As long as the information stored in your account is accurate, the person scanning your pet will be able to reach out to you and reunite you with your beloved companion.

Contact Compass Veterinary Clinic Today for Microchipping in Portland
Having your fur baby chipped is fast, reasonably priced, and significantly boosts your odds of finding your pet should they get lost. Having a family pet microchipped is a personal decision, however here at Compass Veterinary Clinic, we highly recommend microchipping in Portland for all of the patients we serve. Call now to schedule your dog or cat’s microchipping appointment.