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Microchipping Your Pet is the Best Choice You Could Make

Your pet is a companion, and even a part of the family, that you care about very much. Like with all situations, you cannot control what happens. One of them being when your animal wanders from home. Not only is this devastating for you, but it could be difficult to track him after being lost. Before a situation like this occurs to you, consider a valuable service that has reunited many pets with their owners. This is called microchipping. We at Oakdale Animal Hospital offer this service to pets in Brandon, Flowood, and surrounding areas.


What is Microchipping?

Microchipping a pet is a process that involves the insertion of a tiny electronic chip in a pet’s body. In some cases, a lost dog or cat is brought to an animal hospital or shelter, and to find out who the pet belongs to, a veterinarian or staff member will use a scanner to locate a microchip. If the pet has a microchip, a serial number will appear on the scanner. This number is then imputed into a database that will show the owner’s contact information. Once that information appears, the veterinarian or staff member can call the owner about their lost pet.

Inserting the microchip does not take long. In fact, the longest part of the process is registering the serial number and updating your contact information into the database. The chip is the size of a grain of rice, and your pet will not feel much pain. He may just feel a small pinch. Microchipping a pet is beneficial service that all pet owners should consider.

What Kind Of Maintenance Is Needed?

Besides registering the microchip into a database and keeping your contact information up-to-date, there is not much else that you need to do. If you notice anything abnormal about the implantation site, contact our veterinarian as soon as possible. While mishaps are rare when it comes to implanting microchips, issues arising from the procedure should not be looked over.

Want More Information about Microchipping? Contact Us Today to Make an Appointment

If you want more information about the microchipping process, don't hesitate to contact us at (601) 829-9949. We at Oakdale Animal Hospital, serving Brandon, Flowood, and the surrounding vicinity, are more than happy to answer your questions. If you want to make an appointment, call us today. We are here for you and your companion animal. 


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