A dog sitting with two children after being found with the use of a pet microchip


One of the worst feelings to experience as a pet owner is the realization that your pet has gone missing. Only 17% of dogs and 2% of cats make it back to their owners—which can make it feel like you’ll never see your pet again if they get lost. Microchipping your dog or cat is an effective way to keep your pet from becoming a statistic. Westfield Veterinary Hospital performs pet microchipping in Johnston.

Westfield Veterinary Hospital wants to encourage you to consider microchipping your pet, even if they live entirely indoors–because even indoor pets can escape and become lost. Unlike collars and tags, microchips can’t fall off and they serve as permanent identification for a pet’s entire life. Pet microchips are also rated for 25 years, meaning they never need to be removed or recharged during your pet’s lifetime.

Low Cost, Effective Pet Microchipping

Microchipping a pet is simple, relatively painless and very affordable. Once implanted, authorities only need to scan the chip to locate your information. But remember: a microchip is only useful if your contact information is updated.

Get Your Pet or Dog Microchipped in Johnston, IA

Westfield Veterinary Hospital believes pet microchipping is the safest, most effective method of pet recovery available, helping reunite more than 15,000 lost pets to their owners every month. To get your dog or cat microchipped, request an appointment online or call us at (515)-986-5738.