We highly recommend and offer microchipping at Brazos Bend Animal Hospital. Here’s a little more about what it is and how it can help reunite you with your beloved pet. Schedule an appointment online or call us at 281-342-1117 to get your pets microchipped.
Microchipping your pets greatly increases your chances of finding them if they go missing. Having a collar with tags may not be enough if it falls off, leaving the microchip as a last defense. Microchipping is even more vital for cats since often times they have no outward form of identification. If your pet is found on the streets and taken into a shelter, the first thing the shelter does is check if there’s a microchip implanted and contact the number associated with the ID.
Keep in mind that a microchip is not a GPS device. When scanned at a veterinary clinic or a shelter, an identification number is shown. When looked up on an online database, this number links to contact information of the owner. This is why it’s important to make sure your contact information stays up to date, so in the case your pet is found you can be notified and reunited with your fur baby.
If you’re not sure if your pet has been microchipped or not, no problem! Bring your pet into the clinic next week during business hours and we can scan it for the number free of charge. If no number is found, we can go ahead and get your fur baby set up with a microchip using the discount! If you know your pet has a microchip but you’re not sure what the number is, you can ask us to verify this information any time. Scanning only takes a second!
Keeping information up-to-date is of the utmost importance. If your pet has a microchip but the information is incorrect, the shelter or clinic will be unable to reach you if they find your pet. If you received your microchip from us, your pet has a Home Again Microchip. Call them at 1-888-466-3242, option 3, option 1 to update information.You can also gain online access with the information we had on file at time of implant by following this link: https://www.homeagain.com/homeagain/createOnlineAccount.do