Animal Clinic East is very excited to offer the latest in lost pet protection and recovery, the HomeAgain Microchip System.
Developed from years of thoughtful planning and extensive research, HomeAgain has several advantages over previous identification systems such as tags or tattoos.
Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. Your veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pets skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.
A HomeAgain microchip is a permanent pet ID. The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pets shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchips unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.
HomeAgain is the only dog & cat microchipping product on the market today that has the Bio-Bond patented anti-migration feature to help ensure that the microchip will stay in place so that it may be easily located and scanned. If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat code. This is the number used by HomeAgain to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.
One in three family pets will get lost during its lifetime, and without identification, 90% will not return home.
Over the years HomeAgain has reunited one million lost dogs and cats with their owners.
Proactive Pet Recovery helps you look for your pet. HomeAgain sends out lost pet alerts to veterinarians, shelters, and Pet Rescuers surrounding the area in which your pet was lost. HomeAgain also allows you to easily create a "Lost Pet" poster that you can print and post in the neighborhood.
24 - 7 Emergency Medical Assistance through the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center hotline (a $65 value, free to HomeAgain members)
Call us and our staff will be ready to answer any questions and make that appointment for you to have your pet Microchipped.