cat microchipping in Atlanta, GA

Dog & Cat Microchipping in Atlanta, GA with AKC Reunite

As a pet parent, there’s only so much you can do to keep your pet safe: lock the gate, keep them on a leash, close the windows, etc. Yet, somehow, pets can still escape. The best way to ensure they come back home safely is with a cat or dog microchip. We offer pet microchipping through AKC Reunite at our Atlanta, Georgia, animal hospital, and we recommend it for every pet!

Does your pet need a microchip? Schedule a visit today!

...or give us a call at (770) 436-9822.

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Why Does My Indoor Dog or Cat Need a Microchip?

You may be thinking that a microchip is a bit of overkill. Your pet is indoors all the time or most of the time, and they have a collar on with an ID tag. What more could you need? Unfortunately, our pets are not as innocent as they look! They could slip out a door that was left open by a child; they could dig under the fence, or they could pounce through an open window. There are many ways our pets can escape — a microchip can help them make their way back home.

Additionally, if you travel with your pet, a microchip is likely essential. Most domestic and international health certificates require your pet to have a microchip so that they are easily identified upon arrival and can be reunited with you if lost.

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What is a Pet Microchip?

A microchip is a tiny device, no bigger than a grain of rice, that we place beneath the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. Administering the device is no more painful than a routine vaccine injection. Microchips emit a unique ID number via radio waves that are read by special microchip scanners. This number corresponds with the contact information you’ll add to AKC Reunite’s online database. Most veterinarians, shelters, and animal control offices have microchip readers.

How Does Microchipping for Pets Work?

If your pet goes missing, you can report them missing on AKC Reunite’s site. When your pet is found and taken to a vet or shelter, their microchip will be scanned, the unique ID code will pop up and the vet or shelter volunteer will know to contact AKC Reunite, who will then contact you!

AKC Reunite Lifetime Enrollment

Our pet microchip provider, AKC Reunite, offers lifetime enrollment for a single low fee. Many microchip providers have an annual fee in order to use their services, but AKC Reunite does not. Services you'll get with an AKC Reunite microchip include:

  • No annual fees, renewal fees, or hidden fees
  • Live agents available 24/7
  • Free account updates
  • Annual reminders to update your contact information
  • Private pet portal with your companion’s picture, medical records, and more

Ready to Microchip Your Dog or Cat?

Inserting a microchip is an easy procedure that we can include in your next visit! Let us know you’d like a microchip for your pet at your next visit or make an appointment online. Our staff can also help you register the microchip online and create your pet’s profile with your contact information.

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