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Southlake Animal Hospital

3570 E. Lincoln Hwy
Merrillville, IN 46410

Microchipping

No pet parent ever wants to imagine a scenario in which their animal companion goes missing. Unfortunately, these things happen. The best way to keep your best friend safe is by planning ahead. Microchip identification provides convenient, affordable, permanent protection and peace of mind that standard forms of ID, such as collars and tags, cannot.

What is a microchip?

A microchip is a miniscule device encoded with a number that corresponds to a database where your contact information is stored. Should you and your pet ever become separated, the chip can be scanned at any local animal shelter or veterinary clinic. The information gathered can then help reunite you both safely for a happy ending.

Does microchipping hurt?

Microchip implantation is fast, easy and virtually painless. The process is completed using a local anesthetic for the comfort of your pet. Once implanted, the chip will remain safely and securely under your pet’s skin for the rest of his or her life. You’ll never have to do it again. More importantly, you’ll never again have to worry about what will happen to your loved one if you become separated.

Is microchipping expensive?

Many pet owners are surprised to learn that microchip implantation is remarkably affordable. Southlake Animal Hospital offers this service for a minimal charge. It can be performed either during a wellness visit, while your companion is anesthetized for surgery, or at any other time of your choice.

Don’t take chances with your best friend’s safety – invest in permanent identification today. Contact us to learn more.