Pet Microchipping

Melrose Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility in Vista, CA.

Pet Microchipping in Vista, CA

A microchip is valuable because it provides your pet with a permanent ID, making it more likely to be found and returned to you if lost. A microchip is much more reliable than a collar tag and allows shelter or clinic staff to easily identify and return your pet quickly.

Pet Microchipping

Myth: “Pets don’t get lost that often.”
Fact: These real-life statistics that pets do frequently get lost:

  • 1 in 3 pets will get lost during its lifetime
  • About 9 million pets enter shelters every year
  • Without ID, 90% of lost pets never return home

Myth: “Implementing a microchip will harm my pet.”
Fact: Microchipping only takes a few seconds and is no more uncomfortable for your pet than routine vaccination. After just 1 injection, your pet is identifiable if lost.

Myth: “My pet will never get lost. He either with me or in the house.”
Fact: People often underestimate how easily their pets can escape the house or yard. Here are some of the most common ways that pets can get lost:

  • A handyman or contractor accidentally lets out
  • A cat escapes through an open window or a broken screen
  • A dog digs a hole and escapes under a fence
  • A thunderstorm or fireworks display causes a pet to panic and flee
  • A pet gets lost in an emergency situation, natural disaster, or while traveling on vacation
Myth: “My pet doesn’t need a microchip if she wears a collar with tags.”
Fact: All pets should wear collar tags imprinted with their owner’s name and phone number, but only a microchip provides permanent ID that cannot fall off, be removed, or become impossible to read. Moreover, most cats don’t wear a collar, and those that do often manage to remove.

Veterinary Services in Vista, CA

Pet Chemotherapy & Cancer Treatment

Pet Euthanasia Services

Pet Microchipping

Puppy and Kitten Packages

Pet International Health Certificates

Pet Dentistry

Pet Nutritional Counseling

Pet Spay and Neuter

Pet Digital Diagnostic Services

Pet Wellness Care & Immunization

Pet K-laser

Pet Pain Management

Pet Surgical Services