According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), while 80 percent of pet owners recognize the importance of ID tags, only 33 percent ensure their pets always wear one. If you’re part of the majority that sometimes overlooks ID tags, we offer alternative identification methods.
One effective option is microchipping in Arlington, which provides permanent identification. About the size of a grain of rice, a tiny microchip is inserted under the skin between the shoulders, in the neck area. The placement process is similar to a vaccination, where the chip is gently injected beneath the skin.
It’s important to note that microchipping does have a few limitations. In some cases, the microchip may shift away from the initial injection site, making it challenging to locate. Additionally, not all scanners can read all brands of microchips.
Another alternative is tattooing, where a unique code or information is tattooed on the inner pinna (ear flap), tummy, or inner leg of a fully grown pet. ID tattoos are typically done while the animal is under anesthesia for another procedure. Alternatively, a sedative and local anesthesia can be used to ensure your pet’s comfort.
At Arlington Pet Hospital, we prioritize the permanent identification of your beloved companion. We offer microchipping and tattooing services, providing you with reliable options to ensure their safety and proper identification. Call to schedule your pet’s microchipping in Arlington today!