Microchips are implanted by injecting the chip under the skin and does not require any anesthesia. This routine procedure is usually done quickly during a regular examination and includes registration and a pet insurance trial.
We encourage pet owners to microchip pets so that in the event a pet is lost, identification of the animal is easy and the owners can be readily notified and re-united with their loved one.
Essentially, microchips are computer chips about the size of a grain of rice. Easily implanted under your pet's skin by a hypodermic needle, microchips provide permanent identification that won't wear out, fade, or get lost if the pet runs away. Special scanners find the microchip and can translate into a specific ID code. These unique numbers can then be found on a database which allows the owners to be contacted and have the family together again. It is very important to maintain updated information to assist with getting your pet home safely and quickly.