Pet Microchipping

One of the worst feelings to experience as a pet owner is the realization that your pet has gone missing. Only 17% of dogs and 2% of cats make it back to their owners, making it all the more critical to protect your companion with a microchip for permanent, reliable identification.

Microchip scanning a young French Bulldog.
A Veterinarian is inserting a Microchip

Pet Microchipping

Greenwich Village Animal Hospital encourages you to microchip your pet, even if they live entirely indoors — because even indoor pets can escape and become lost. Unlike collars and tags, microchips can’t fall off, as they are embedded under your pet’s skin. Microchips are also rated to function for 25 years without needing to be recharged or replaced, meaning just one microchip can serve as permanent identification for your pet’s lifetime.

Microchipping a pet is simple, relatively painless, and very affordable. Once implanted, authorities only need to scan the chip to locate your information. But remember: a microchip is only useful if your contact information is accurate, so always be sure to reach out to your provider if yours changes.

Greenwich Village Animal Hospital believes microchipping is the safest, most effective method of pet recovery available, helping reunite more than 15,000 lost pets to their owners every month. To get your pet “chipped”, call us at 212-691-1100.