You may have heard about microchips, but what are they? A microchip is a small chip that is approximately the size of a grain of rice that is injected under the skin of your pet. Each microchip has a unique code that can be scanned much like a bar code at the market.
The microchip is registered to the pet either under the implanting groups name or the owners name. If a lost pet is found and scanned (most agencies including the police, veterinary offices and local shelters have scanners) the chip number will be read and recorded. The finding agency may then contact the chip manufacturer and get the known information of where the chip is registered. This information includes owner or implanting agency's name and phone number which can be used to contact them about the found pet and notify them where the pet is.
If you would like your pet to have a microchip, please contact our office and let us know. The procedure is fairly quick and may help to reunite you with your pet if they ever do wander away.