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If the thought of being separated from your pet is one of your worst nightmares,

you certainly are not alone.

Each year, millions of companion animals escape from homes, yards, and vehicles, and while some do find their way home again, many do not. As a pet parent, having your companion microchipped is one of the best things you can do to increase the odds of being reunited with your best friend if they ever run away or get lost. At Best Friends Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, we offer pet microchipping in Swansea and would be happy to provide this potentially life-saving service to your companion.

How Microchipping Works

Having your pet microchipped is a simple process that takes just a few minutes. Using a syringe, the veterinarian injects a tiny microchip below your pet’s skin, typically between their shoulder blades. The chip is about the same size as a piece of rice and the sensation is similar to that of getting a shot.

Contrary to popular belief, the chip doesn’t have tracking capabilities or contain your personal information. Instead, it contains a serial number that needs to be registered to an online account. If we place your pet's microchip, we set up your account. When you set up your account, you will provide your pet’s name as well as your name and contact information. You may also be able to include information regarding your pet’s veterinarian.

If your pet ever gets lost and is brought into a vet’s office, animal shelter, etc., they will be scanned for a chip using a handheld device. If a chip is detected, the serial number will be displayed. This number can then be used to look up your information. Keeping your information current is vital as it ensures that someone will be able to contact you when your pet is found.
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Microchipping in Swansea

Microchipping in Swansea

For microchipping in Swansea, Belleville, Shiloh, Fairview Heights, and the surrounding areas, trust Best Friends Animal Hospital and Pet Resort. Contact us today to schedule your companion’s appointment.
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We Treat Your Pet as Our Own!

We Treat Your Pet as Our Own!

At Best Friends Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, we provide microchipping for pets in Swansea, Belleville, Shiloh, Fairview Heights, and the surrounding communities.