Microchipping in Nassau, NY
A Microchip Can Help Identify Your Pet for Life
Nassau Veterinary Clinic knows firsthand the heartbreak caused when a pet is lost or stolen. Each year, over 10 million pets in the U.S. are lost or stolen. Sad stories plague owners surrounding the sale, mistreatment, and abuses of some of these unlucky cats and dogs. Fortunately, NVC can offer several ways that owners can permanently identify their pets for life, even if a collar has been lost.
Microchipping offers a safe and easy way to ensure your pet can be identified and returned to you, even if he or she is without a collar and ID tag. Each microchip has a unique identification number, which can be scanned by an animal control officer, veterinarian, or shelter if a pet is lost or its ownership is in question. If the microchip is properly registered, it will bring up the information of the rightful owner.
To provide a permanent ID for your pet, call (518) 245-3223. We offer safe and effective microchipping for dogs and cats in Nassau.
Five Reasons to Microchip Your Pet
If you’re still on the fence about microchipping, consider these key advantages:
- A microchip cannot fall off, break, or wear off like a collar and name tag.
- A microchip provides definitive proof of ownership.
- A microchip greatly increases the chances that your pet will be returned to you. Microchipped cats are 20 times more likely to be returned to their owners, and dogs are 2.5 times more likely to be returned.
- Microchips are permanent and will be with your pet for life.
The Home Again Microchip Identification System
The Home Again Microchip Identification System offers an ideal way to permanently identify your pet. Using this system, Nassau Veterinary Clinic injects a small microchip (about the size of a grain of rice) under the skin of the animal between the shoulder blades. This requires no anesthesia or downtime and is about as painful as a typical shot or vaccination.
When scanned by a veterinarian, shelter, or animal control officer, the chip's unalterable ID code will appear on the scanner. With this number, the American Kennel Club (AKC) can contact the animal's owner or veterinarian immediately. Scanners are now used routinely by shelters on a national level, and the AKC's database can be contacted 24 hours a day.
The chip itself is encased in biocompatible material and has an antimigration cap to prevent movement within the body. It is completely safe for puppies, adult dogs, and cats over 6 months of age. As an extra measure, a collar tag preprinted with the AKC Recovery Service phone number and your pet's ID code can be attached to a collar. A registration fee is collected at the time the microchip is implanted by your veterinarian.
“I brought my dog to them & they took their time going over everything & treated her with such care & love.”- Stacey T
“Everyone is always helpful and kind every time we are there.”- Jackie B
“I have been going to Nassau Vet for decades. They are compassionate, knowledgable, thorough and professional.”- Cindy C