Microchip Pet Identification

Losing a pet is a terrifying experience that every owner dreads.

Putting an ID tag on your pet’s collar with your contact information is a great way for individuals to reach you if needed. However, collars sometimes break or slip off, so a more reliable form of identification is a microchip. Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your furry family member.

A microchip is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice that is placed just under the loose skin at the back of the neck. When a lost dog or cat without an ID tag is found and brought into a veterinary clinic or shelter, a handheld microchip scanner is used to look for a microchip. If one has been implanted it will transmit the unique ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave, which allows the veterinary hospital or shelter to retrieve the pet owner’s contact information.

Although we hope your pet never becomes lost, we want you to be prepared. The best time to have this procedure done is when your furry little one comes in for their spay or neuter so we can implant the microchip when they are under general anesthesia. If this is not an option, we give local anesthetic so that the implantation is not painful.

Please contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet.