Microchipping has become a very popular and safe way to permanently identify your pet and you as the owner in the unfortunate case that your pet is lost. Microchipping involves placement of a small electronic chip the size and shape of a piece of rice just under the skin in the neck area. A needle is used to inject the chip. The injection is comparable to a regular vaccine injection.
If your pet becomes lost and is transported to a humane society or another vet clinic, the humane society will be able to scan your pet for the chip and contact you. It is very important that you keep your personal information associated with your pet’s microchip up-to-date to ensure that this system works as it should. You will also be asked to provide emergency contact information in the event that you are not available.
We advise you to use this system of identification as well as a collar identification system on your pet, as collars can easily become lost.