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Microchipping is a simple and painless procedure that provides a permanent identification for your pet, should they ever go missing. This procedure involves the implant of a tiny microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, under the loose skin between your pet's shoulder blades. 

Microchipping process at South Pasadena Animal Hospital

1. Choosing a microchip: Our staff will help you choose a microchip. Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are inserted into the loose skin between the shoulder blades.


2. Inserting the microchip: The veterinarian or trained technician will insert the microchip using a needle. It's a quick and relatively painless procedure that usually doesn't require anesthesia.


3. Registering the microchip: After the microchip is inserted, it needs to be registered with a pet recovery service. The service will keep your contact information on file so that if your pet is lost, they will be able to contact you.


4. Scanning the microchip: If a lost pet is brought to an animal shelter or veterinary clinic, the staff will scan the animal for a microchip to see if it has an identification number. They will then contact the pet recovery service and inform them of the pet's location.


5. Reuniting the pet with its owner: If the pet recovery service is able to contact the owner, they will inform them of their pet's location so that they can be reunited.

Call us at 626-441-1314 today to schedule an appointment to microchip your dog or cat.

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South Pasadena Animal Hospital offers a wide range of services for companion animals of all shapes and sizes.  Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment 

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