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Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make it back home. Many pets (especially indoor pets) don’t wear collars or tags. Even if your pet wears a collar and identification tag, collars can break off and tags can become damaged and unreadable, so these forms of identification may not be enough to ensure your pet’s safe return. Your pet needs a form of identification that is reliable and can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely.

A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information. When a microchip is implanted, the pet owner is given a registration form to complete. Registering the number on the microchip includes your pet in a national pet recovery database. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number.

Community Animal Hospital of Royal Palm Beach offers a specialized microchip that allows your pet’s temperature and identification number to be read simultaneously. Besides working in the same way as a classical identification microchip, this is a unique solution helping us know more about your pet’s health and wellbeing.

Certain pet devices such as pet feeders and doors can be controlled by a microchip. For example, feeders will open for the designated pet and prevent other pets or children from getting into that pet’s food. Microchip pet doors stop unwanted animals from entering your home and give your pets their own “key” to enter house.

Call us at 798-5508 to get your pet’s microchip with a temperature option!