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Los Feliz Small Animal Hospital

...that having your dog or cat microchipped can more than double the chances of a reunion with you, should they ever go missing? A microchip can be safely and quickly implanted during a routine wellness exam or procedure, such as spaying/neutering, and has been proven to be highly successful for pets all over the country.1

1Journal of American Veterinary Medicine

Los Angeles Pet Microchipping

Every day, thousands of pets go missing, but sadly, not all of them are returned to their owners. One of the most common reasons for this is lack of identification. To provide your pet with a permanent form of identification, Los Feliz Small Animal Hospital in Los Angeles recommends microchipping, in addition to a standard ID and rabies tag. A microchip can greatly increase the chances of a happy reunion, should your dog or cat ever become separated from you. We are pleased to offer this service to all of our current patients.

What Is a Microchip?

A microchip is a tiny electronic device (about the size and shape of a grain of rice) that is encoded with a unique identification number, which links to the pet owner’s contact information. This information can be retrieved when the microchip is scanned. Most animal shelters and hospitals in the country are equipped with a microchip scanner, so that if a lost pet ends up under their roof, the registered owner can be contacted. The microchip is safely implanted via a hypodermic needle, just under the surface of the skin near the shoulder blades and requires no surgery or anesthesia.

Does Microchipping Really Work?

Absolutely! In fact, a microchip can more than double the chances of lost pets being returned to their owner. According to the Journal of American Veterinary Medicine, a study showed that dogs without microchips were returned to their owners 21.9% of the time while microchipped dogs were returned to their owners 52.2% of the time. Cats without microchips were reunited only 1.8% of the time and cats WITH microchips were returned 38.5% of the time.

If you have any questions about microchipping or registration, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment for the procedure, give us a call at (323) 664-3309. We’ll be happy to assist you!

...that having your dog or cat microchipped can more than double the chances of a reunion with you, should they ever go missing? A microchip can be safely and quickly implanted during a routine wellness exam or procedure, such as spaying/neutering, and has been proven to be highly successful for pets all over the country.1

1Journal of American Veterinary Medicine