Did you know that each year, hundreds of pets go missing in the Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and Sullivan's Island areas of South Carolina? Regrettably, in spite of social media posts, flyers, and engraved collars, many of these pets do not make it back to their owners. Fortunately, more pets can be returned to their homes using microchip identification available at Charleston Mobile Animal Care.
Microchipping is a permanent identification process, in which a small device is inserted under the skin in between the shoulder blades of the pet. Each microchip has an identification number specific to your pet, which will match up to your contact information. In the event your beloved pet becomes lost and is taken to another veterinarian clinic or shelter, one of the first things the staff will do will be to check the pet for a microchip so that you can be contacted to pick them up. The advent of the microchip for dogs and cats has dramatically increased the opportunity for lost pets to be returned. This virtually painless process can take place during our appointment time with your pet.
Dr. Kellie Horton recommends microchipping all pets under her care at Charleston Mobile Animal Clinic. Schedule an appointment today to give your pet the most significant opportunity to return home in the event they become lost.