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Importance of Pet Microchipping

Microchipping Your Pet in Fairfax

Microchipping is a small procedure done by your veterinarian to keep your pet safe. In the event your pet goes missing, your pet can be scanned for a microchip and identified. At Little River Veterinary Clinic in Fairfax, we want it to be easy to identify the owner of your pet if it gets lost, and we recommend microchipping to protect your pet from getting lost forever.

How Microchipping Is Done

A microchip is small, and it is injected under the skin of your pet by the veterinarian. It doesn't hurt, as the microchip is about the size of a piece of rice. When a device scans your pet for a microchip, your identity and contact information will be uncovered. It's a simple process, and all you need to do is keep your contact information current in the microchip database. It only takes your veterinarian a few seconds to insert the microchip, about as long as it takes to get any injection.

Why Microchipping Matters

While your pet should be wearing tags, there may come a time when your pet loses his tags if he gets lost. Microchipping can help identify the owner of your pet if there is a natural disaster. The microchip doesn't hurt, and it is going to keep your pet safe forever. If your pet has a medical condition that requires treatment or medication, identifying the owner fast can make the difference between receiving the needed treatment and getting sick without it.

Microchip Your Pet Today

Make it easy to find out who your pet's owner is in the event he goes missing. Get your pet microchipped. Contact Little River Veterinary Clinic at 703-273-5110 to see how easy the microchipping process in Fairfax is and keep your pet safe throughout life.

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