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No pet parent ever wants to imagine a scenario in which their furry friend becomes lost. Unfortunately, these things happen. The best way to protect your pet is by planning ahead. Microchip identification provides convenient, affordable, permanent protection and peace of mind that standard forms of identification, such as collars and tags, simply cannot.


What is a microchip?

A microchip is a tiny device encrypted with a number that corresponds to a database where your contact information is stored. Should your pet ever become separated from you, the chip can be scanned at any local animal shelter or veterinary clinic. The information gathered can then help reunite you both for a safe and happy ending.


Does microchipping hurt?

Implanting a microchip is quick, easy, and virtually painless. The procedure is done using a local anesthetic for the comfort of your pet. Once implanted, the chip will remain securely under your pet’s skin for the rest of his or her life. You’ll never have to do it again. More importantly, you’ll never have to worry about what could happen to your pet should you ever become separated.


Is microchipping expensive?

Many pet owners are surprised to learn that microchip implantation is incredibly affordable. Animal Hospital of Richboro offers this service for a minimal charge. It can be performed either during a routine wellness visit, while your pet is anesthetized for surgery, or at any other time of your choice.

Don’t take chances with your best friend’s safety – invest in permanent identification today. Contact Animal Hospital of Richboro to learn more.

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