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   Consider the following scenarios:

 

  • Your pet digs under a fence, jumps a fence or climbs a fence and escapes…
  • Your pet panics when it hears thunder or fireworks…
  • Your pet wanders away into unfamiliar territory while traveling…
  • Your pet gets lost in the turmoil of an emergency…
  • Your pet gets out while a handyman, babysitter, child, friend accidentally lets it out…
  • Your pet gets stolen…

 

Then learn about the following statistics:

  • Getting lost is the #1 cause of death for pets
  • 1 in 3 pets goes missing during its lifetime
  • Without ID, 90% of pets never return home

All of the above speaks for itself. That’s why we strongly urge our clients to microchip their pets. A microchip is more reliable than a collar and a tag, because there is no chance it will fall off. The microchip is a permanent ID that links your pet to you. It is inserted with a simple injection and will not move. If your pet is taken to an animal shelter or clinic the staff will scan the the microchip to read its unique ID code. As soon as your contact information is retrieved you will be contacted and arrangements will be made to reunite you with your pet.

The photos below show Dr. Neumeister inserting a Microchip. In this particular case it was done while the patient was still anesthetized from a surgery, but micro-chipping can also be done without anesthesia.

test scan

Step 1:
Dr. Neumeister compares the chip number with the enclosed label and test-scans them.

 

the microchip is injected

Step 2:
The microchip is injected.

testing chip

Step 3:
Doctor Neumeister scans the area where the chip has been injected to make sure it functions correctly.

successful scan

Step 4:
The microchip number appears on the scanner: the injection was successful!