At Anchorage Animal Hospital, we strongly believe in microchipping as a standard of care for all our feline and canine patients. We have partnered exclusively with HomeAgain Microchip Systems to provide you with the best product and support for your pet.
HomeAgain is the only dog & cat microchipping product on the market today that has the patented anti-migration feature to help ensure that the microchip will stay in place so that it may be easily located and scanned. If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat ID code. This is the number used by HomeAgain to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.
- 1 in 3 pets will get lost during their lifetime
- 10 million pets get lost every year
- Without ID, 90% of lost pets never return home
- HomeAgain reunites pets with their owners every month
Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. The veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.
Young puppies and kittens can receive microchips, but even if your pet is already an adult, you should consider microchipping. Even indoor pets can get outside accidentally and get lost, so if you’re relying on other forms of identification, you could be placing your pet at risk. Microchipping is a safe, effective way to help ensure your pet’s return if the unthinkable happens.
Ask us about microchipping your pet today!