Microchipping FAQs

At Westside Animal Hospital in Cincinnati, we offer a wide range of services to our clients. One of these services is microchipping. Microchipping is a safe and permanent way to identify your pet if it should ever become lost or stolen. There are often questions about this service, and we will answer some of them here. If you're considering this procedure for your pet, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. 


Is Dog Microchipping Safe?

It's best to consider microchipping when your pet is young. Puppy microchipping is completely safe and the process is similar to a vaccination. It only takes a few minutes and you'll have peace of mind knowing your pet has a higher chance of being reunited with you if lost. The procedure is also painless. Most times, it's done in conjunction with other services, such as a wellness visit. There may be small side effects, such as temporary tenderness around the injection site. However, you can feel confident knowing this is a common practice at our clinic.

What Are the Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet?

Microchipping your pet has many benefits. If your pet is lost, a microchip can help reunite you with your pet. Microchips are also used to identify pets in shelters and rescues so that they can be returned with their rightful owners. Microchips serve as permanent identification for your pet, and they are very easy to register. When you compare this to other identification methods, such as collars or tags, microchipping your pet is the most reliable.

How Long Have Microchips Been Used?

Veterinarians have been using microchips for nearly 30 years, and the technology has improved since then. The microchips used today are smaller than a grain of rice, and they don't interfere with your pet's day-to-day life. In fact, many pets barely notice that they've been microchipped. Our veterinarians in Cincinnati will be able to explain how the microchip works and how it is used to reunite you with your pet.

Looking for a "Veterinarian near Me?" Make an Appointment Today

Microchipping is one of the best things you can do for your pet. We would love to help. If you have any other questions about the process or need to schedule an appointment, call us at Westside Animal Hospital. Our friendly staff and knowledgeable veterinary team want the best possible care for your furry companion.