HEALTH MAINTENANCE CARE

Microchipping

Westchester County New York is filled with many wonderful communities so it is no wonder that every now and again our dogs and cats will run off to explore for an hour or so. Generally, they will find their way home easily enough or will be returned by a friendly neighbor. However, what would happen if your pet failed to come home or was picked up by another family that didn’t know he or she is your pet? Or worse, if your pet runs off while you're on vacation?

It is unfortunate, but according to statistics on lost pets compiled by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, less than two percent of cats and 15 to 20 percent of dogs that become lost are returned to their owner.

To help prevent this tragedy from happening to our clients, Millwood Animal Hospital recommends that all pets should receive a lost pet microchip ID. About the size of a grain of rice, the microchip is painlessly injected into the skin of your pet, generally between the shoulder blades. The microchip contains a unique identification number that is linked to a database with important information about your pet, which includes your contact information.

A lost pet microchip ID is permanent and all pets brought into an animal hospital or humane shelter are routinely scanned for a microchip. That information is used to quickly reunite them with their owner.

Doctors Daniela Goldman and Jeremy Tubbs have selected the HomeAgain microchip system for our vet clients in Millwood, Briarcliff Manor, and NY beyond. HomeAgain is the leading microchip system and provides Millwood Animal Hospital’s clients with a number of very useful Millwood veterinary clinic services. These include their National Pet Recovery Database, Lost Pet Specialists, Rapid Lost Pet Alerts, Lost Pet Medical Insurance, Travel Assistance for Found Pets, and more.