Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed just under the skin at the back of the neck. When a lost dog or cat without an ID tag is found, veterinary staff will use a handheld microchip scanner to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. The veterinary hospital or shelter then calls the chip manufacturer, retrieves the pet owner's contact information, and calls the owner.
For more information about microchips or if you are interested in microchipping your pet, please give us a call.