Leading Vet in Louisville
Springhurst Animal Hospital in Louisville is one of the leading veterinarians in the area. We offer a wide variety of services for your pet, including microchipping. Microchipping makes it easier to recover your pet after they've gone missing. We can implant microchips in both cats and dogs. The procedure is safe and quick. Read on to learn more about pet microchipping and the benefits that it can offer your pet.
The Microchipping Procedure
The microchipping procedure is quick, safe, and nearly painless. The microchip itself is only the size of a grain of rice. Our vet will locate the optimal spot for the microchip, which is usually between your pet's shoulder blades. The microchip is then implanted with an injection. It is injected just below your pet's skin, where it will be secure, but not painful or obtrusive to your pet. There may be a small amount of pain during the injection. The injection only takes a few minutes, and your pet will be able to go home immediately. There may be a small amount of redness and swelling at the site, but this will go away in a few days.
The Benefits of Microchipping
Microchipping has revolutionized pet ownership. It has become so vital, that many animal shelters will implant microchips in all of the dogs and cats that pass through. Many dogs and cats go missing every year, and the pets that have microchips are much more likely to be recovered. All a vet has to do to identify a microchipped animal is scan the pet with a special device. Once they have done this, they can get the owner's info and return the pet to their family.
Contact Us Today for an Appointment
Here at Springhurst Animal Hospital in Louisville, we offer a wide variety of services to cats, dogs, and other species of pet. From microchipping to dental care to vaccinations, we can take care of all your pet's health care needs. We are careful to treat our furry patients with respect and empathy. If you have questions or you would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact us via phone at 502-326-2975 or through our website. One of our associates will give you all of the information you need. When you're ready, we can also help you make an appointment at a time that works for your schedule.