Losing a pet can be devastating for the whole family
Collars with tags can be lost. Tattoos can become faded with time or go unnoticed at shelters. Microchips are becoming a popular way to provide permanent identification of pets. A microchip about the size of a grain of rice is injected into the tissues beneath the skin on the back of the neck between the shoulder blades. This chip contains a number which can be read by a scanner. Most veterinary hospitals, animal control bureaus, SPCA’s and other organizations likely to receive stray animals routinely scan dogs and cats whose owners are unknown.
Once a chip is found, a national database can be accessed by phone to determine the registered owner of the pet. This system only works if the owner has in fact registered the chip number. Our hospital offers chip implantation and handles the paperwork necessary to register that chip for you. Our microchips have a lifetime registration FREE with the price of chip implantation. Microchips are an inexpensive and effective means of permanent pet identification. A microchip can be implanted at any age in both dogs and cats.
Microchips are your pet’s best bet that he or she will find their way home to you if they get lost. Microchips are required for International travel and can also be used as proof of ownership should the need arise.