Pet Microchipping at South Broward Animal Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Ensure your pet’s safety with pet microchipping services at South Broward Animal Hospital. Find peace of mind with our quick and painless service.

Ensuring Your Pet’s Safety with Microchipping

Nearly 1 in 3 pets will become lost during their lives. Microchip implants are an incredibly simple, inexpensive, and effective way to find lost pets, keeping them out of shelters and in the homes where they belong.

Microchipping provides permanent pet identification that cannot be lost, removed, or damaged like traditional collars and tags. In the unfortunate event that your pet becomes lost or stolen, a microchip significantly increases the chances of them being reunited with you. Additionally, microchipping is a quick and painless procedure that can be performed during a routine veterinary visit. By supporting this practice, South Broward Animal Hospital hopes to prevent some of the nearly 8 million animals that enter US shelters each year.

Vet scanning microchip implant of a cat

Understanding the Microchipping Process

A microchip is contained in a biocompatible capsule smaller than a grain of rice, making the device non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and completely safe. An easy, nearly pain-free procedure then places the transponder just under the skin, where a special biopolymer keeps the device in place inside the animal. These microchips are rated for 25 years, meaning they never have to be removed or recharged during your pet’s lifetime.

The transponder works by passively transmitting radio waves with an animal-specific tracking number that, when connected to a central database, displays the pet’s name and owner contact information. Should your pet run away or get lost, a simple scan of the chip will allow the proper authorities to determine the owner’s identity and return the animal accordingly.

South Broward Animal Hospital believes microchipping is the safest, most effective method of pet recovery available, helping reunite more than 15,000 lost pets to their owners every month. To learn more about the benefits of pet microchips or schedule an appointment, please contact us today!

When to Consider Pet Microchipping

Microchipping is suitable for pets of all ages, sizes, and breeds. Whether your pet spends time outdoors or primarily stays indoors, microchipping provides an added layer of security. If you plan to travel with your pet, many airlines and countries require pets to be microchipped for identification purposes.

Benefits of Pet Microchipping

Ensure your pet’s safety and well-being with the invaluable benefits of pet microchipping.

  • Permanent and Tamper-Proof: Unlike collars and tags, which can be removed or altered, a microchip provides a permanent and tamper-proof form of identification for your pet. Once implanted, the microchip remains securely in place, ensuring that your pet’s identification information remains intact and accurate.
  • Compliance with Regulations: In many areas, microchipping is a legal requirement for pet owners. By ensuring that your pet is microchipped and registered, you not only comply with local regulations but also take proactive steps to safeguard your pet’s well-being and ensure their safe return in the event of separation.
  • Increased Chance of Reunion: In the unfortunate event that your pet becomes lost or stolen, a microchip significantly increases the likelihood of them being reunited with you by providing a reliable means of identification.
  • Quick and Painless Procedure: The microchipping procedure is quick, nearly painless, and can be performed during a regular veterinary visit. It involves a simple injection of the microchip under your pet’s skin, similar to a routine vaccination.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing that your pet has a microchip provides peace of mind for pet owners. You can rest assured knowing that in case your furry friend ever goes missing, they have an extra layer of protection.