Pet Microchipping

Concerned about losing contact with your dog or kitten? Microchips are a useful and practical approach to locating a lost pet. When an animal control officer or veterinarian encounters a “found pet,” they will first look to determine if the animal is microchipped. A phone call could set up a reunion. If they shake off their collar, there’s no need to worry about losing a tag.


Protect your pet if they go missing

Numerous pets who go missing each year never return home, numbering in the thousands. Pets frequently go without collars or tags, especially indoor pets. Even though your pet is wearing a collar and identification tag, these methods of identification might not be sufficient to assure their safe return because collars can come undone and tags can get dirty and become unreadable. Your pet needs a dependable form of identification that is impossible to lose, steal, or damage. The likelihood that your pet will return safely can be considerably increased by using a microchip, which is a secure, convenient method of identification.

A microchip is implanted beneath your pet’s skin, between the shoulder blades, and is roughly the size and shape of a grain of rice. The implantation of a microchip is quite safe and just takes a few minutes. Each microchip is distinct and contains important details about your pet, like your name, address, and phone number. The pet owner is given a registration form to fill out before the microchip is put. When you register your pet’s microchip number, your pet is added to a nationwide database for pet recovery. Everywhere in the nation, there are veterinary clinics, animal shelters, and animal control facilities with specialized electronic scanners that can find the microchip and read the identifying number.


Veterinary Services

Below are all of the veterinary services we offer at West Roxbury Animal Hospital. If you have any questions regarding our services, please feel free to call us.