Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make it back home. Your pet needs a permanent form of identification that is reliable and can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return home safely in the unfortunate event he or she gets lost.
Microchipping is a quick, simple procedure in which a microchip is injected underneath your pet’s skin. The microchip is the size of a grain of rice and is inserted in the shoulder blade area. The microchip is encoded with an alphanumeric identifier that is unique to your pet.
Microchipping can be done at any age but is commonly performed during spay or neuter surgical visit. Benefits of getting your pet microchipped include:
- Often required for the identification of pets during travel.
- Permanent, unlike collars they cannot be removed if your pet is lost, stolen, or accidentally escapes.
- Lasts the lifetime of your pet.
- The most effective way to ensure your pet is returned to you.