What is National Chip Your Pet Month?
National Chip Your Pet Month is celebrated in May, and it is an excellent reminder to get your pets microchipped at AAA Animal Hospital if you haven’t already. Many humans are reunited with millions of abandoned pets as a result of microchips. When it comes to lost pet statistics, the figures can both worry and surprise you. According to the American Humane Association, one out of every three pets will be missing or stolen during their lifetime.
What is a microchip?
Microchips offer another way for other people to contact you if they find your lost pets. Although your pets might wear collars with ID tags, these collars can easily fall off or break. Having a microchip means that your pets can be brought to a clinic or a shelter with a suitable scanning device for these chips. A microchip is a tiny electronic device that is entirely safe and harmless for animals. It is enclosed in a glass cylinder the size of a grain of rice. It’s usually inputted under the skin in between the shoulders of the pet.
The microchip does not contain a battery for the safety of the pets, and no, it doesn’t have GPS, so no one can track you down or intrude in your privacy; instead, it is powered by a scanner that is passed over the field which triggers the chip using radio waves. The identification number is transmitted from the chip to the scanner, which displays it with all the pet’s information and its owner on the computer. Also, any staff member at AAA Animal Hospital Huntington Beach would gladly answer any questions you have about microchips.
Why microchip your pet?
More than 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year (an estimation from the American Humane Association). Microchipping your pets is one of the most important ways to prevent them from being lost or stolen. Microchips contain essential contact information and pet identity that can be collected by contacting the microchip company and giving them the microchip number scanned to help veterinary clinics or animal shelters get in touch with you if your lost pets were found.
At AAA Animal Hospital, near Huntington Beach pier, technicians always make sure to precisely register the correct contact information on the microchip for each pet to guarantee an easier way of finding lost pets.
How is the microchip implanted?
Microchips are injected under the skin using a hypodermic needle. The needle has a slightly wider bore than those used for injection, but it is no more painful than a typical injection. Before the microchip is inserted, the area where the chip is inserted and the microchip are both sterilized. It’s similar to receiving an essential vaccine. There is no need for surgery or anesthesia. It can be inserted during a routine office visit. If your pet is already sedated for an operation, the microchip will usually be inserted while they are still sedated.
At AAA Animal Hospital, a few miles from Huntington Dog Beach and the pier, we will ensure your pet will receive the best amount of care from all our staff. Come stop by after a morning walk with your pet and help keep them safe from their loved ones.
Animal microchip types and frequencies?
There are three types of microchips in the United States used for animals. These three include 125 kHz, 128 kHz, and 134.2 kHz. Among these three, the 125 is the oldest, 128 is the rarest, and 134.2 is the most common and standard one around. For a scanner to pick up all the frequencies inside your pet, it must be universal. AAA Animal Hospital has all the right equipment to satisfy your and your pet’s needs.
AAA Animal Hospital is located right in the heart of Huntington Beach, only 4 miles away from the beautiful Huntington Dog Beach. Our technicians are highly trained, some for 30 years, to handle any emergency or care required for any animal no matter what. One of our doctors, Dr. Samir Botros, is very well experienced and known in the Huntington Beach area. Among Dr. Botros, all the other doctors and staff are careful, by making sure all the tools used in the procedure are sterilized, loving, and making sure your experience for you and your pet goes by like a breeze.
Our team is very well connected and communicates to ensure no harm comes to your pet, and they are safe as they enter and exit the hospital. AAA Animal Hospital has been doing microchips for 20 years and counting, all while not coming across any issues and all owners were satisfied with the outcome. Today in the world, many animals go missing and do not find a home, help make sure your beloved pet is not one of them with the care of AAA Animal Hospital.
Microchip your animals today here at AAA Animal Hospital located in Huntington Beach near the HB pier!