If you have ever lost a pet, no matter how briefly, you know how terrifying it can be. You worry about your pet’s whereabouts and whether he or she will ever be returned to you. One of the best ways to help maximize your chances of being reunited is to have your animal microchipped.

Microchipping is safe and minimally invasive. The chips are about the size of a grain of rice, and the implantation process is no more bothersome to an animal than receiving a standard vaccination. Microchips are unalterable and cannot be lost, unlike collars and tags. Most animal shelters and veterinary hospitals will scan for a microchip whenever a found pet is presented to them. If you are listed in the database as the pet’s owner, you will be promptly contacted so that the animal can be returned to you.

At Fox Creek Veterinary Hospital, we utilize HomeAgain (https://www.homeagain.com/) microchips for dogs, cats, horses, and more. These chips meet or exceed all industry standards, and have helped reunite countless pets with their families.

If you have any questions about the microchipping process, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 636-458-6569.

Team member Amber with a very large grey Great Dane