Cat and Dog Microchipping in Derry, NH

Did you know that having your pet microchipped will increase their chances of being returned safely to your arms if they ever get lost?

One in three pets will go missing in their lifetime, but at Derry Animal Hospital we want to help ensure your pet’s safety and improve the chances of a happy reunion if your pet ever becomes lost or separated from you. We recommend cat and dog microchipping as a permanent method of connection between you and your companion. Microchipping your pet is a quick and painless procedure that can safely be performed right here at our animal hospital during any appointment.

or call us at (603) 432-3700.

As you can see, microchipping your pet will increase the likelihood of their being returned home by a huge margin. Not only does it help you reconnect with your pet, but it also helps prevent pet homelessness! For each that is returned home, that’s one less homeless pet!

At the end of the day, pet owners want the peace of mind, knowing that if for some reason they get separated from their pet, they’ve done everything they can do to increase the odds of reconnecting with them. That is the biggest reason we recommend pet owners have their furbabies microchipped.

This is why the team at Derry Animal Hospital considers Save This Life microchip pet IDs a fundamental way to protect your pet and an important part of responsible pet ownership. With the Save This Life microchip registration, you receive the following:

Remember, your contact information can be updated any time, and it is important to remember to do so whenever your information changes. If your pet is lost, the microchip can be scanned by animal control officers, at shelters, and at veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and in many foreign countries.

This safe, permanent pet identification takes less than 10 seconds to implant, requires no annual fee and can save you and your pet days, weeks or even years of anguish.


Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe

As pet lovers ourselves, we know how wonderful it can be to bring your companion with you when you’re running errands, traveling, or just out and about. Pets can easily become excited or overwhelmed in new environments which can cause them to act out of character. If you’re planning to take your pet with you, we want to provide you with some tips to keep them safe.

Clear Pet Identification

We recommend making sure your pet wears an easy-to-read ID tag on their collar which includes your name, contact information and your pet’s proof of vaccination. This is likely the easiest way to help ensure your pet can be returned to if they ever get lost, but collars can break or fall off. A more permanent solution is to have your dog or cat microchipped, which can then be scanned at a veterinary practice or animal shelter and your pet can easily be returned to you.

Fitting & Functional Collars and Leashes

Collars and leashes enable you to keep your pet safe while outside your home or a fenced in yard, but it’s important to make certain these accessories fit and function properly. If a collar is too loose, this makes it easier for your pet to slip away. If a collar is too tight, this can possibly cause discomfort to your pet. An appropriate fit for a collar should have enough space for two fingers between the collar and your pet’s neck. In addition, to ensure your leash can properly wrangle your pet while out and about, you may need to purchase a wider leash for large breed animals.

Proper Training

Adequate training helps to always ensure your pet’s safety, but especially in new environments where your pet can feel overwhelmed or anxious. Training requires more time and patience on the part of the pet owner, but teaching your pet commands such as “sit” or “come”, can help keep them safe in case they ever manage to slip away from you.

Have a Plan

In case your pet manages to get away from you, we strongly recommend having a plan in place to help spread the word as efficiently as possible. We suggest posting on social media, and letting your friends, family and neighbors know that your pet is missing. It’s especially helpful to include a recent picture of your pet so people know what to look for.

Get the best care for your best friend.

call us to request an appointment