It’s never too late to get your pet microchipped for peace of mind, whether you have a brand new puppy or the cat you’ve owned since college. Countless lost pet stories end happily with animals and owners being reunited thanks to this little piece of technology. Collars can come off on tree branches or on fences, leaving your pet nearly unidentifiable without a microchip.
Is your dog prone to digging under the backyard fence? Does your cat like to run past your legs the second you open the front door? Perhaps even more frightening, you could be separated from your pet while traveling as well. If you haven’t gotten your animal microchipped yet, there’s no time like the present.
The procedure is simple and minimally invasive, similar to a vaccination. We will just inject the microchip, which is about the size of a grain of rice, just under the skin at the back of the neck. It’s over quickly and then you can rest easy knowing that your pet will be much easier to find in the event they are lost or run away from home.
A HomeAgain microchip is a permanent pet ID. The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pets shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchips unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.
HomeAgain is the only dog & cat microchipping product on the market today that has the Bio-Bond patented anti-migration feature to help ensure that the microchip will stay in place so that it may be easily located and scanned. If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat ID code. This is the number used by HomeAgain to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.
The HomeAgain TempScan will detect the temperature of the site where the microchip has been implanted and can help monitor fluctuations in body temperature. Normal body temperature is a range, which varies from one pet to another, and can be influenced by factors such as time of day, level of stress, medical conditions, age, body condition score and level of activity. Temperatures from different sites should not be directly compared.
It’s important to have microchipping procedures performed by a licensed and skilled veterinarian to prevent issues with chip migration over time or even health issues at the injection site. When done well, these issues are extremely unlikely.