Our veterinarians strongly recommend microchip implantation for all dogs and cats. Microchips are small devices that are placed under your pet’s skin to provide a permanent and unalterable identifier for your pet.
Microchipping your pet dramatically increases the chances of being reunited if they are lost. Any pet found by a shelter or brought to a veterinarian can be scanned for a microchip. At Court Square Animal Hospital, we can microchip your dog or cat during any routine office visit as no anesthesia is required.
If your pet was rescued from a shelter or adopted from another owner, we can perform a quick scan to see if a microchip has already been implanted. The advantage of microchipping your pet is that the identifier found in the device will allow you to be contacted as soon as possible, so that your pet can return home safely. Many chip manufacturers have 24/7 support services that will search for pets as soon as they are reported missing.
The microchips we use are widely supported by shelters and veterinary clinics throughout the United States. Please visit the AVMA's website and the vendor websites for more information and answers to frequently asked questions about microchip implants.
The Pet Microchip Lookup website is another helpful resource for locating owners of lost pets based on the microchip number. They operate independently of microchipping companies.
Clients of Court Square Animal Hospital never pay any additional emergency fee when being seen at West Hills Animal Emergency & Critical Care Center for after hour emergencies.