Microchipping FAQs

Microchipping FAQs

Microchipping your pet will increase your chances of getting him back in the event that he gets lost. If you live in Cordova, TN or the surrounding communities, bring your pet to Cordova Station Animal Hospital for microchipping. These FAQs from our Cordova, TN veterinarian explain more about this procedure.

What does it mean to microchip my pet?

Pet microchips are the size of a grain of rice and are implanted under your pet’s skin. The chip contains an ID number. This number needs to be recorded in the microchip’s pet registry along with your contact information. If your pet gets lost and is taken to a veterinarian or animal shelter, he will be scanned for a microchip. The vet can then match your pet’s microchip number with the information on the registry and inform you that your pet has been found.

How is the microchip implanted in my pet?

Microchips are safely implanted under your pet’s skin using a syringe, similar to when your pet is vaccinated. This procedure does not harm your pet and requires no anesthesia. It can be done in our animal hospital when you bring your pet in for his or her annual exam. As the chip is injected under your pet’s skin, there’s no chance of it getting lost or broken.

Do pet microchips need maintenance or special care?

Pet microchips require no maintenance or special care. They will not fall out or degrade over time, offering pets lifetime protection. You do, however, have to ensure your contact info is current in the pet database so you can be easily located when your lost pet is found.

Does my pet still need a collar if he’s microchipped?

We recommend pets keep their collars and tags with your contact info in case they get lost. For greater protection, you can combine the use of a collar and tag with microchipping.

Bring Your Pet to Cordova Station Animal Hospital for Microchipping

To schedule an appointment to microchip your cat of dog, contact Cordova Station Animal Hospital in Cordova, TN at 901-753-3540 today.