Westside Animal Clinic Offers Microchipping Identification For Pets

Pet owners may provide their pets with collars and tags to identify them, should they become lost. However, collars and tags can detach, making it harder for people to get your pet back to you. Microchipping is a tiny device that is inserted under your pet’s skin that contains a unique identification number. This number can be traced back to your address, to help return your pet to you.


At Westside Animal Clinic in Spring Hill FL, we provide safe and easy microchipping to help identify your pet if he or she becomes lost.

Understanding Microchipping

A microchip is a tiny electronic chip in a glass cylinder about the size of a grain of rice. The tiny chip acts as a transponder that is activated by a scanner that reads a unique number on the chip. The idea behind microchipping for identification is a database of pet owners, their addresses and how they can be contacted if their lost pet is found.

The number contained on the chip is associated with the owner's contact information. In this way, animals that have become separated from their owners can be reunited by using this easy method of identification and contact. Any veterinarian or animal control agency can then “read" the identifying number on the microchip by using an electronic device that is designed for this purpose. Microchipping is a permanent way to ensure that your pet can be returned to you if it becomes lost.

How Microchipping Is Done

The microchip insertion procedure only takes a few minutes and is done in the veterinarian's office. The rice-grain sized chip is inserted under the skin between the shoulders using a special device. It is no more painful than a standard injection. After the insertion, the chip retains its place under the skin, where it can be “read" when needed by an electronic device, for a number that correlates to the owner's information.

Make Westside Animal Clinic Your Vet in Spring Hill, FL

The veterinarians and team at Westside Animal Clinic put their patients in Spring Hill, FL and surrounding areas first to achieve good health at every stage of life. We offer a range of veterinary services, including wellness care, vaccinations, dental care, preventative care, surgery and exotic pet care. Call Westside Animal Clinic today at (352) 683-1512 for an appointment to have your pet microchipped to prevent loss.


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