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Caring Pet Hospital

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605 Greeley Ct
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone: 510-537-1788
Fax: 510-537-3103

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Monday8:00am6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am6:00pm
Thursday8:00am6:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday9:00am3:00pm
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Pet Microchipping from Your Veterinarian in Hayward, CA

While their owners enjoy outdoor living, pets find pleasant weather a huge temptation.  At Caring Pet Hospital, we hear many stories of dogs hurriedly digging escape trails under backyard fences.  Cats are wizards at pushing out window screens and slipping through doors.  Pet microchipping by our veterinarian in Hayward, CA can make life safer for pets and give their owners peace of mind.

Dog being microchipped at the vet

How Do Pet Microchips Work?

Pet microchips resemble one piece of rice in size.  Our Hayward veterinarian implants a chip via an injection under an animal’s skin.  The most typical placement is between its shoulder blades.  Owners can schedule an appointment for this procedure, ask for it during a routine visit to our Hayward animal hospital, or request it while our staff is performing a different procedure.

The radio waves that a handheld scanner emits when it passes over an implanted microchip cause the chip to activate.  Each chip bears a unique number for identification.  Once the chip has been activated, it broadcasts this number, which then appears on the scanner’s screen.

When we find that a lost animal at our Hayward animal hospital has a chip, we contact the manufacturer.  The manufacturer then matches the unique identification number with data in its chip registry and contacts the registered owner. 

Owners select the information to go into the manufacturer’s database and are responsible for updating it as necessary.  Therefore, there is no need to worry about privacy problems with microchips.

Benefits of Microchipping

Thieves steal around 2 million U.S. pets each year.  Ninety percent of them never return to their owners.  Microchipping has revolutionized the way to find pets separated from their homes.

If a lost pet reaches a veterinary hospital or an animal shelter, the staff will promptly scan it.  A study that followed more than 7,700 stray shelter animals showed that fewer than 2 percent of cats without microchips returned home.  Nearly 40 percent of those with the technology found their owners.

Pet microchips last around 25 years and require no physical maintenance.  After an owner registers a chip, it is important to make sure that the information in the manufacturer’s registry stays current.  It is also a good idea for the staff at our animal hospital in Hayward, CA to make sure the chip remains detectable by scanning it every year.  Our veterinarian in Hayward, CA notes that after adopting a microchipped pet, all the owner needs to do is contact the manufacturer to register new information.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Hayward Veterinarian

Our animal hospital in Hayward, CA offers services to meet every pet need, from preventive care to grooming, medical and dental services, spaying and neutering, and emergency care.  Call us today at 510-537-1788 to schedule an appointment with our Hayward veterinarian, Dr. Sarup Mangat, to discuss a microchip and take advantage of a free new-patient consultation.  We at Caring Pet Hospital want to provide compassionate care throughout your pet’s life.

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Dr. Mangat has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years.

- John M / Hayward, CA

    

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8:00am6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am6:00pm
Thursday8:00am6:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday9:00am3:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

Meet The Team "I love coming to work everyday! Ever since I started working here at Caring Pet Hospital I have been reading and learning as much as I can about pet health and well being. Now my pets and I are living a healthier life and can pass my knowledge and experience to other families so they too can discover wellness!" Read More

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