Alert: Microchipping

CVA’s team of veterinarians urge all pet owners to have their pets microchipped as it ensures their pet’s health and safety so that they can be found if they run away, are taken by a stranger or get lost during a natural disaster. Having a pet microchipped is a successful step in responsible pet ownership and that is why CVA offers the HomeAgain microchip and pet recovery system to all new pet owners. With a small injection, similar to that of a general vaccine, CVA’s vets insert the microchip (no larger than a grain of rice) below the pet’s skin. The chip includes all permanent identification information – owners’ names, address, phone number – which is registered with the HomeAgain system and enables any vet or animal shelter, anywhere, to locate the animal’s family should they become separated. The ID can never be removed and will never become unreadable, but it is important to remember to update addresses and phone numbers as they change.

Pet microchips have other useful purposes as well. With HomeAgain’s system, you can purchase a variety of microchip-enabled products, such as pet feeders or pet doors, that are only accessible to specific microchips. This ensures that no unwanted animals, or people, can come through the pet door and prevents other household pets – or small children – from eating the pet’s food.For more information, visit HomeAgain’s FAQ page.

If you are interested in having your pet microchipped, or for more information about CVA, call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738) or visit www.centralvets.com.

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