Microchip Pet Identification

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 and is quickly done on an outpatient basis, either during an exam appointment or frequently during your pet's spay or neuter procedure. If your pet becomes lost and is transported to a humane society or animal shelter, they will be able to scan your pet for the chip, obtain contact information and call you. The scanner is similar to a scanner found in the grocery store.