Pets should always wear collars with some form of identification. However, sometimes collars fall off and animals can get lost without any visible form of ID. A microchip is a form of identification for a dog or a cat that can not be lost, worn out or removed. If your pet ever gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or a veterinary clinic, they will scan the animal to see if he or she is microchipped. And equally important is keeping your contact information up to date with your microchip company. Many times animals come into shelters with microchips; however, their owner's contact information is not always current and the animal must wait to be reunited with his or her owner.
Pets should always be up to date on their vaccinations. We will be able to provide both dog and cat vaccinations when we hold a vaccination clinic later this spring. VIP Petcare has regular vaccination clinics in both Visalia and Tulare.
Here at the Tulare County Animal Services we do microchipping for only $20 during our regular business hours. No appointment is necessary. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.