Microchipping is a safe, simple method of identification that can significantly increase the chance for a happy reunion should you and your pet ever get separated by the slip of a leash, an escape through an open door, a natural disaster, or even a house fire. A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath your pet's skin between the shoulder blades in a process similar to a vaccination. The procedure takes only a few minutes and can be completed during any visit to Woodbury Veterinary Hospital.
Each year in Woodbury, Tennessee, many pets go missing and never make it back home to their loved ones. Woodbury Veterinary Hospital wants to help you keep track of your pets and make it easier to find them should you ever get separated. A major reason why pets get lost and are never returned to their owners is because collars and tags can unexpectedly fall off or become damaged or unreadable. Microchipping is a method of providing permanent identification for your four-legged friend that can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged.
Each microchip has its own unique registration number that is linked to your pet’s vital information, including your name, address, and contact information, through Petlink’s national database. Once you have registered your pet’s microchip in Petlink’s database, you will be required to keep your contact information and address updated.
A Pet ID card is another item that we offer at Woodbury Veterinary Hospital that provides you with proof of ownership of your pet. A Pet ID card contains all vital information about your pet including an identifying photo, your pet’s name, weight, date of birth, color, breed, spayed or neutered, owner’s name, address and phone number, attending veterinarian’s contact information. These ID cards prove your ownership of your pet should you ever need it.
Whether you live in Woodbury, McMinnville, Murfreesboro, or Readyville, Tennessee, whether your pet is young or adult, an inside pet or outside pet, get your pet microchipped today and give yourself peace of mind knowing that your pet is permanently linked with you.