Frequently Asked Questions about Microchipping

Microchipping FAQs

Microchipping is one of the most loving things you can do for your pets. It is a simple process completed by a trained veterinarian. If you live in the Mauston area, Dr. Kaleka and our team at Mauston Pet Hospital are ready to answer your questions and schedule your pet’s appointment. We receive many questions about microchipping and its role in pet care. We have gathered some of those questions and would like to take a closer look at pet microchipping.

Why is Microchipping Important?

A microchip inserted under your pet’s skin can help your dog or cat make their way home if lost. When someone finds a lost pet, it is common for that person to visit the nearest veterinarian. The vet can scan the lost pet to see if it has a microchip. When the chip is discovered, the vet can immediately contact the pet’s owner and arrange for a happy reunion.

Without microchipping, pets are more likely to end up at an animal shelter or in the care of a stranger. In some cases, lost pets are simply returned to the streets to find their own way back home. Microchipping gives your dog or cat a better chance of returning home quickly.

How Does a Pet Microchip Work?

A microchip is placed under the pet’s skin between the shoulder blades, where it remains permanently. If the pet is lost, a veterinarian can scan the pet with a special device. The device uses RFID radio frequencies to collect identification information stored on the microchip.

Once inserted in your pet, the microchip does not require charging or maintenance. You can keep your contact information updated easily for free online in a national database. For instance, a veterinarian 50 or 100 miles away can find your contact information if your pet wanders far from home.

Is Microchipping Painful for Pets?

Microchipping isn’t painful for dogs or cats. The microchip is inserted in just seconds without any anesthetic required. Most dogs and cats feel nothing at all while others may feel a slight pinch that lasts just a second.

Contact Us for Pet Microchipping Services in Mauston, WI

Would you like to learn more about our pet microchipping services? At Mauston Pet Hospital, Dr. Kaleka provides a range of quality veterinary services for pets living in and around Mauston, WI. Call our team today at (608) 847-6024 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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