video: Ann Arbor Animal Hospital demonstrates microchipping procedure as part of Microchip Month
In a situation where a companion animal is lost, it's a harrowing experience. It's unexpected, and a pet can't tell anyone where they belong.
There are three essential things that can help bring a lost dog or cat home safely: a collar with a clearly marked identification tag, having recent photos of the pet on hand, and most importantly — being microchipped. The latter is important because collars can slip off, leaving no way to positively identify the animal.
Being microchipped is crucial, even if your cat is strictly an indoor dweller.
What does the microchipping process entail? Is it painful? How is a pet identified once they are found if they have a microchip?
Dr. Janet Figgara answers these questions and more during the following video as she performs a microchipping procedure on Frankie, to promote Microchip Month at Ann Arbor Animal Hospital.