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Callfield Companion

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4304 Call Field Rd
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Phone: (940) 692-7000
Fax: (940) 692-7434

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Microchipping Answers From Your Wichita Falls Vet Team

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Microchipping is a simple but critical step in helping you find pets that have gone missing. If you're unfamiliar with it, here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about microchipping from our Wichita Falls vet team at Callfield Companion Animal Clinic.

  • What do you mean by the term "microchip?" A microchip may sound complicated, but it's really just a simple data chip that contains a unique ID number. The ID number links your pet to your own contact information, which is stored by a national pet registry service.
  • How does this chip operate? If your missing pet gets found by a veterinarian, animal shelter employee or other animal worker, the worker will scan your pet with an RFID (radio-frequency identification) scanner. The chip responds as a transducer, sending your pet's ID number to the scanning device. The worker can then look up the ID number in the pet registry to find your contact information.
  • Does a microchip ever run out of power? Your pet's microchip will never run out of power because it doesn't carry its own power source. The chip relies on passive energy received from the RFID scanner's beam. This means your pet's chip can easily last a lifetime.
  • Is surgery or general anesthesia required for microchipping? You'll be happy to know that microchipping requires neither surgery nor anesthesia. The chip so small that your veterinarian can administer it as an injection underneath the skin of the shoulder blades. Your pet can receive this injection at any time, including routine wellness visits that include other shots such as vaccinations.
  • Why can't I just attach a collar ID tag to my pet? Collar ID tags can be highly effective and convenient for reunited lost pets with their owners -- but only as long as those tags remain attached. Collar tags, and sometimes entire collars, can become detached if your pet gets into a scrape with another animal or squeezes through dense underbrush. When this occurs, your pet becomes unidentifiable unless he has a microchip.
  • Do microchipped pets still need a collar ID tag? A microchip should not be considered a replacement or substitute for a collar ID tag. The old-fashioned tag is still the quickest, easiest and most universal tool for identifying an animal. Ideally, you should equip your pet with both forms of identification.
  • How do I make sure the microchip provides a lifetime of service? The main thing is to make sure you contact the pet registry service every time your phone number, address or other contact information changes. Recovering your pet's unique ID number won't help if it's linked to incorrect data.

Schedule Microchipping for Your Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Iowa Park or Holliday Pet

Our vet clinic can answer any other questions you have about micrcohipping while we're performing this important procedure for your Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Iowa Park or Holliday pet. Call (940) 692-7000 to schedule it!

New clients receive a FREE night of boarding.

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

My family has always taken all of our dogs here, and we've always been extremely pleased! All of the doctors are always super helpful, as well as the nurses and receptionists. One of my dogs was extremely sick with Parvo, and he wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for their expertise. They even called to check on him multiple times, which I thought was super sweet! I wouldn't take my dogs anywhere else in town for veterinary care.

Leah T. / Wichita Falls, TX

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