One of the easiest ways to ensure your pet’s safety is if it has a microchip. A microchip is a very small chip, the size of a grain of rice, inserted just under the skin between the shoulder blades. It is inserted with a needle and is relatively painless (we recommend inserting the chip during a routine surgery when they are completely anesthetized), and also can be done at any time. The staff at North Tampa Pet Hospital then register your pet’s chip, and if your pet is ever lost and taken to another veterinary clinic or animal care facility, the chip will be scanned and the information associated with the chip will be linked back to you. We have seen many pets returned to their owner simply because of having a microchip.
To schedule an appointment for your pet’s microchip (or to find out if your pet has one), please call us at 813-866-3600.