Collars can fall off. Dog tags may become worn and unreadable. But microchips are not prone to breakage, and they can’t be lost. So, the microchip process in Jacksonville, Florida, at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming presents a predictable way to reunite pets with their worried and devastated parents. The process is also safe, secure, non-invasive, comfortable, affordable, and straightforward.
How to find a lost pet with microchips: The facts
The American Veterinary Medical Association reports that, while one in three pets will be lost in their lifetime, the dogs that are microchipped are more than twice as likely to be found and reunited with their owners. The statistics on the impact of microchipping are even more promising when it comes to cats; our felines friends who are microchipped are at least 20 times as likely to be returned to their human parents.
Microchips work! And they are easy and hassle-free for pets and parents. One of our vets simply inserts an electronic chip underneath the skin. Your dog or cat won’t feel anything. So, no pain-relieving anesthesia is necessary when applying the microchip. Plus, our veterinarians can conveniently apply the chip during routine well visits or routine preventive procedures, such as when a dog or cat is being neutered or spayed. Microchips work when veterinarians or other animal care professionals (animal shelters or rescue organizations) use a special scanner to “read” the microchip. The chip only renders an identification number, which each microchipped animal receives. Our clients have peace of mind that their private information is secure, including their home address and phone number.
Now, the microchip is not a substitute for identification tags. Dog tags and collars remain the fastest way to locate pets and quickly connect them to their families. In both cases (tags and microchips), it is important to keep the contact information up to date. That might involve getting a replacement with your new number on it for tags and microchips, updating the database where your pet’s chip is registered. We also scan and check that the microchip remains intact and is working correctly during regular visits.
For the ultimate peace of mind, contact Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming about microchipping your dog or cat. Call 904-720-4272 with questions or to schedule an appointment at our Jacksonville location.
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Dr. Venkat Gutta
Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming
At Blue Star Pet Hospital and Grooming, Dr. Venkat Gutta provides high-quality and modern veterinary services to all your furry friends! At Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team are committed to providing your pets with both a full-service Veterinary Hospital and a modern grooming salon (St. Johns location only) for dogs and cats. Our primary commitment is to provide your companion animals with the highest quality medical care. Dr. Gutta strongly believes in treating your four-legged companions as family members and providing them with excellent yet affordable veterinary care. At Bluestar, we also think that it is important to educate you, as a pet owner, and ensure that the unique needs of you and your pet are met at all times. Through Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team serve clients in Durbin Crossing, Jacksonville, St Augustine, St Johns, CR 210, and other areas. Whether it is pet vaccinations, surgery, techniques, advanced diagnostic testing, or even flea and tick control products, we give you access to the best and most cutting-edge treatments and technologies. At Bluestar, we believe that your pet is the STAR!