Each year, thousands of pets go missing and many don't make it back home. Many pets (especially indoor pets) don't wear collars. Even if your pet wears a collar and identification tag, collars can break or slip off and tags can become damaged and unreadable, so these forms of identification may not be enough to ensure your pet's safe return. Your pet needs a reliable form of identification that can't get lost, stolen, or damaged. A microchip is a safe and simple way to significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely.
A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital link to information about your pet. The microchip number links your information including your name, address, and contact information. After implantation of a microchip, you fill out a registration form which we register with the company. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number. If a lost pet is picked up by animal control or found by a good samaritan and presented to a veterinarian, a quick scan for a microchip reveals an identification number that can be identified by the pet recovery database. That database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified, and the owner can be contacted and reunited!
Pets of all ages are encouraged to be microchipped. Even indoor pets can get outside and go missing. If you're relying on other forms of identification, you could be placing your pet at risk. Microchipping is a safe and effective way to help ensure your pet's return if the unthinkable happens.