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The compassionate veterinarians at Garden District Animal Hospital in Baton Rouge recommend microchip identification as a means of permanent identification for your pet. Microchipping can be done on an outpatient basis, and many clients elect to microchip when their companion animal is spayed or neutered. A microchip is approximately as small as a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades of the pet. Please remember that microchipping is a permanent form of identification, as opposed to engraved plates on collars that can become lost or removed.

When a lost pet has been rescued and arrives at a participating veterinarian clinic or shelter, a universal scanner is used to identify the unique encoded number on the implanted microchip. If one is found, the owner is identified and contacted immediately. At Garden District Animal Hospital, we scan for a microchip whenever a rescued pet or stray is brought to our clinic so that we may attempt to reunite them with their owners.

If you have ever been separated from your constant companion, you understand how helpless you feel until they are safe at home again. Give your pets the best opportunity to be returned to you in the event they become lost by having them microchipped at Garden District Animal Hospital.