Veterinary Services

Pet Microchipping in Ottumwa, IA

If you’ve ever lost your pet, you know that terrible feeling in the pit of your stomach that you’ll never see them again. Pet parents find themselves running around plastering posters all over the neighborhood to no avail. Microchipping is the best way to make sure your pet makes their way back home. A microchip is a permanent identification that can be placed just under the skin of your pet. If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat ID code. Each ID code is unique to their owner’s name, address, and contact information so you can easily be contacted when the pet is found. And the best part is it’s affordable!

It may sound “high-tech,” but dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian simply injects the microchip (which is about the size of a grain of rice,) beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process only takes a few seconds and is similar to a routine shot. Bonus: no anesthetic is required! Call us today to discuss getting a microchip for your furry friend.

Pet Microchipping
Ottumwa Family Animal Care