Each year, millions of pets go missing and many never make it back to their homes. Implanting a microchip in your pet is a safe, simple way to avoid this tragedy. A microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath a pet's skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for the pet's entire life. This procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination.
Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national pet registry. Most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found and a microchip is scanned, the registry is called and the owner can be contacted. We use the Home Again microchip system. Please ask us for more information about microchipping your pet.