Integrative Animal Hospital recommends that all pets be microchipped. Microchips are tiny devices that provide a permanent, unalterable identifier for your dog or cat. These safe and inexpensive chips dramatically increase the chances of being reunited in the event your pet is lost.
We can microchip your dog or cat during any wellness exam. It is a simple, quick and painless procedure and your pet is not required to be under anesthesia when we place the chip. If your pet was rescued from a shelter or adopted from another owner, we can also perform a quick scan to see if a chip has already been implanted in your pet.
If your pet is lost, any pet found by a shelter or local veterinarian can be easily scanned for a microchip. The identifier found in this device will allow you to be contacted quickly so that your pet can return home safely. In addition to performing recoveries, many chip manufacturers also have support services that will proactively search for pets as soon as they are reported missing and are available 24/7.
Please try the Pet Microchip Lookup for locating owners of lost pets if the lost pet has a microchip.