'Tis the season for
increased roaming by pets. It's very easy for a pet to get lost. If they
are picked up and taken to the local animal shelter, pets are
automatically scanned for a microchip. These are tiny devices that
contain a unique number that will show up when a handheld scanner is
waved over the pet.
The shelter staff will call the microchip company, get the pet's
ownership information, then call the owner, and voila! the pet gets back
home! Microchips are typically implanted by your veterinarian.
It's a straight-forward procedure: A special, larger gauge syringe
with the microchip inside is injected just under the skin between your
pet's shoulder blades. It's very similar to when your pet gets
vaccinated. Orange Veterinary Clinic offers microchips from Avid. Stop by the clinic and schedule your appointment today!