Pet Microchip Sale
May 2023 is National Chip Your Pet Month!
Having your pet microchipped is a quick and simple procedure that provides peace of mind for pet owners and greatly increases the chances of your pet being returned to you in the event they become lost.
Pet Ownership Awareness Month At CAMC
There are few things more frightening to pet owners than the idea of their beloved pet being lost. Having your pet microchipped is one of the best ways to increase your pet’s chances of returning home safely in the event they are ever lost.
In honor of National Chip Your Pet Month, you can have your dog or cat microchipped for just $39.99 (normally $72.18). This also includes lifetime registration!
As a reminder, our monthly promotions are only available for pets who have previously visited CAMC before. This is our way of saying thank you for choosing us to care for your pets.
Can you believe 10 million pets are reported lost each year?
10 million pets each and every year get lost or stolen from their owner and it can all be solved by microchipping your pets!
Cats that had been microchipped return to their owners 20 times more often than cats without microchips.
Dogs with microchips return 2.5 times more often than dogs that did not have a microchip.
Save by Microchipping Your Pet in May
Normally $72.18, Dr. Steffen is offering a special price of only $39.99 to microchip your dog or cat, and that includes registration.
You can learn more about why you would want to microchip your pet and all of the benefits below.
5 Reasons To Microchip Your Dog or Cat
- ID tags on collars are a great way for people to identify your pet when they’re lost, but collars can be removed or become lost. Microchips cannot become lost or be easily removed.
- It is 100% proof that you own your pet if someone is claiming your lost pet is actually their pet.
- As stated above, pets with microchips return to their owners exponentially more often than non-microchipped pets.
- Microchip Technology is advancing and they’re beginning to add more value than simply identifying you as the pet’s rightful owner.
- It is a 1-time procedure and 1-time cost. We recommend having your pet’s microchip tested for malfunction yearly, but there are no mandatory ongoing costs associated with microchipping.
What is a pet microchip?
Let’s start with the basics and explain what a pet microchip is. Can you believe just how small these microchips really are?
Microchips are simply tiny computer chips in a protective casing so they cannot harm your pet. These tiny computer chips are embedded under your pet’s skin using a needle without the need for anesthesia. The process is much like giving your pet a vaccination.
Dr. Steffen will load the microphone with you and your pet’s information so it can be read by anyone with a handheld microchip reader. In 2023, almost all veterinarians and animal shelters have microchip readers readily available.
If your pet is ever lost, all someone needs to do is scan the microchip and get in contact with you so you can be reunited with your pet.
Your dog will not know anything happened! It is that simple of a procedure. For less than $40 and an hour of your time, you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you can always be identified as your dog’s owner.
Microchipping is a quick and easy procedure for cats. After the microchip is loaded with all of the appropriate information needed, it is simply embedded under the skin of your cat.
Pet Microchip FAQs
Pet owners always have lots of questions regarding microchipping. Let’s see if we can clarify those for you right now.
How is the microchip implanted into my pet?
The microchip is embedded under the skin of your pet using a hypodermic needle without the need for anesthesia.
Does the microchip have GPS?
No. The microchip simply has information to identify you as the owner of the pet if read by a handheld microchip reader.
Is my privacy at risk if I microchip my pet?
No. Only someone with a chip reader can retrieve any information from the microchip. Plus, the info stored is a series of numbers that correlate to your pet’s microchip registration and would need to be decoded in their database.
What is the microchip frequency?
This is just referring to the frequency the chip reader needs to be set to be able to read your pet’s microchip.
What is ISO Standard when referring to microchips?
The International Standards Organization (ISO) has approved a global microchip standard, so no matter where your pet was microchipped and potentially lost in the future, that country’s chip readers would be able to retrieve the data contained in the chip.
How does the microchip help reunite me with my lost pet?
One of the first things a veterinarian or animal shelter would do when someone brings them a lost pet is check for a microchip. If your pet has one, they would then get in contact with you so you can retrieve your pet.
Do microchips replace the need for identification tags on collars?
No. You should still have an identification tag on your pet with its name, your name, your address, your phone number, and any other info you want anyone to know if they find your lost pet!
While ID tags and collars can be removed or lost, they may also allow people to get in touch with you immediately if your pet is lost.
Why should I microchip my pet?
Microchipping is an inexpensive way to greatly increase the chances you are reunited with your pet if it is ever separated from you!
Can I microchip my pet myself?
Attempting to microchip your pet on your own is not recommended! If you embed the chip too deep, chip readers may not be able to read it, and if implanted in the wrong place, it can be life-threatening for your dog or cat.
Is there ongoing maintenance needed with a microchip?
No. You would want to update your info if your info changes, so the microchip contains accurate information. We check microchips for malfunction as part of every wellness exam.