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The worst has happened and your dog or cat has run away. You don’t know how, but now they’re lost. You put up flyers and call your friends and family. Together, you search the neighborhood hoping to find your lost pet.
It only takes one situation like this to scar you. If your pet had been microchipped, though, you’d likely have them home a lot faster.
Microchipping is a process where a rice grain-sized chip is placed beneath an animal’s skin by a vet in Los Angeles. It's a short process that only takes the vet a matter of minutes to chip your pet and it’s painless to your furry friend.
From this point on, any animal organization across the country can use a scanning device to see if a pet is microchipped. If so, said organization can find out more about the pet, such as their owner and home address, and get them back where they need to be.
Microchips even work across state lines in the rare event your pet gets lost and travels far.
If you’ve been in the situation where your pet is lost, you know how stressful and harrowing it can be. You have to deal with the possibility that you may never see your pet again. However, if your pet is microchipped, the possibility of losing your pet dwindles.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), of a survey of 7,700 lost strays, more than half of the dogs that were microchipped (52.2 percent) were recovered and sent home. Dogs that weren’t microchipped had a far lesser likelihood of getting back home (21.9 percent).
This means many pets end up being strays which add to the already high population of stray animals. Sadly, animal shelters don’t have the room for all these animals and many are euthanized. Take the proper steps this doesn’t happen to your pet and get them microchipped to ensure they return back to you.
Are you looking for a veterinarian in Los Angeles to chip your pet? Do you need pet microchip look-up services for your pet’s registration number? Contact us at Hancock Park Veterinary Clinic.
Our team is led by Hancock Park veterinarian Dr. White. The rest of our team, including Dr. Fernandez, pet dental expert Annie Wolf, cardiology leader Dr. Morrison, and ophthalmologist Dr. Park will give your pet the kind of individualized attention they need.
We also offer other services. These include pet dental care, spaying and neutering, exotic pet care, pet parasite prevention, animal surgery, vaccinations, and blood work.
To learn more or schedule an appointment with our Hancock Park veterinarian today, get in touch with us or visit us at Hancock Park Veterinary Clinic at 5178 Wilshire Boulevard.