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Pet Microchipping by Veterinarian in Des Moines Protects and Brings the Lost Pets Home


Losing your beloved fur companion can be a dreadful feeling. When you find an open front door through which they may have escaped or can’t hear the jingle on their tags, you start feeling helpless about it.

Not anymore.

Microchipping is a safe and effective method of electronic pet identification. The expert veterinarians in Des Moines at Burien Veterinary Hospital implant a small chip under your pet’s skin to:

·         Keep track of your pet if they wander away or their collar comes off

·         Bring your fur baby back if they end up at a shelter

·         Provide a lifetime solution and a definitive proof of ownership

How Does a Pet Microchip Work?

Every year, around eight million animals end up in pet shelters. Out of these, less than 20 percent of dogs and less than two percent of cats return to their owners. Microchipping increases the odds of finding a lost pet.

The chip is a grain-sized computer chip encased in a glass cylinder. It has a unique number recorded on the microchip registry with complete details about your pet and you.

In the case your pet wandered off, a microchip scanner can detect and help rescuers to bring your fur baby home. The chip allows you to keep your contact details updated on the database. Ask your vet to inspect the microchip at least once a year to make sure it’s still functioning.

 What Is the Ideal Time for Microchipping Your Pet?

Mostly, pet cats or dogs are microchipped before you adopt or buy them. If not, visit a veterinarian in Des Moines to microchip your companion immediately.

Studies suggest that dogs with microchips are 2.5 times more likely to return home. Cats have 20 times more chances of reuniting with their parents if they have a chip in their bodies. So, don't delay this process for the safety of your furball and peace of mind. 

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Des Moines for Pet Microchipping

At Burien Veterinary Hospital, we are authorized to use microchip implanters to inject the chip under the skin between your pet's shoulder blades. The procedure is short and painless. We don’t use anesthesia when inserting the microchip. 


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At Burien Veterinary Hospital, we serve pets and their guardians in Burien, White Center, Tukwila, Des Moines and the surrounding areas.


At Burien Veterinary Hospital, we serve pets and their guardians in Burien, White Center, Tukwila, Des Moines and the surrounding areas.
(206) 242-1290


14628 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien, WA 98166
Monday - Friday : 9am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed




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