Microchip Pet Identification for Charlotte, NC & the Surrouding Areas
In addition to our veterinary services and on-site pet boarding, our animal hospital in Charlotte, NC also offers microchip identification services for our patients using the HomeAgain microchip identification system. Microchip implantation is a quick and painless procedure for your pet that can help bring you peace of mind if ever the pet is lost. About the size and shape of a grain of rice, the microchip is placed underneath your pet's skin between their shoulder blades. The owner is then given a registration form to complete and enters their pet's information into the national pet recovery database.
Used to locate lost animals and return them safely to their owners, each microchip has a unique identification number. If a pet is lost and found by animal control or a good Samaritan and presented to a veterinarian, a quick scan of the microchip reveals the identification number, so that the owner can be found. Many animal hospitals, shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number.
At Archdale animal hospital, we can safely perform the microchip procedure for both cats and dogs. The fee includes your first year of registration in the database. If you find a lost pet in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to bring it to our animal hospital where our staff can scan it for a microchip. After we have the pet's identification number, a toll-free phone call to the pet recovery database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified so that the pet owner can then be contacted and reunited with his or her pet.