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Microchipping FAQs

You may have many questions and concerns regarding microchipping your pet. That is why we have put together a list of frequently asked questions pet owners have about microchipping. We want you to understand just how important microchipping your pet is. Our team here at Concord Veterinary Clinic is here to provide quality veterinary care to pets in Lafayette, Clayton, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, and Concord.


Why should my pet be microchipped?

Microchipping your pet is highly beneficial because it can identify your pet quickly if he or she is ever lost or turned into an animal shelter. Microchips can be scanned when your pet is turned into a shelter. Once scanned, the shelter can use the information registered on the chip to reunite you with your lost animal. However, if no microchip is found, getting your pet back home will be far more difficult.

How are microchips implanted?

Microchips are only the size of a grain of rice and are implanted just under your pet's skin. The microchip is implanted on the back of your pet's neck to prevent him or her from noticing it.

Does microchipping come with any side effects?

Once the microchip is implanted, you can expect your pet to not experience any side effects. We will ensure your pet has a painless experience while in the comfort of our office.

Is there any maintenance required with a microchip?

No maintenance is required for a microchip once it is implanted in your pet. For the remainder of your pet's life, the microchip will not move or deteriorate. All you need to do is keep your contact information up to date if anything were to change. This means that your phone number and address should be updated as they change, and our vet should be updated on any changes as well.

Contact Us for Quality Pet Care from Our Veterinarian in Concord, CA

We want your pet to be as safe as possible. That's why we offer pet microchipping. If you need your pet microchipped or have any questions about the procedure, our team is ready to help. At Concord Veterinary Clinic, we are dedicated to providing pet's the care they need to live safe, healthy, and happy lives. If you live in Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Clayton, Lafayette, or surrounding areas, give a call today to schedule your pet's next appointment or to learn more about the various veterinary services we have to offer. 


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