Microchipping is a simple procedure for dogs and cats that only takes a few seconds, but lasts a lifetime!
A microchip provides your pet with a permanent ID that cannot fall off, be removed, or become impossible to read over time.
If your pets get lost and is brought to a veterinarian or animal shelter, they will be scanned for a microchip. You will then be contacted via the information on file with your pet’s microchip.
A common misconception is that microchips act as a GPS or tracking device. This is not true; they cannot tell you the exact location of your pet. The microchip acts as a permanent form of identification. Each microchip has a unique ID number. That number is then registered with the contact information of the pet’s owner. When scanned, the contact information will be displayed and will then be used to contact the owner.
Implanting a microchip is a simple procedure that is similar to administering a vaccine. The microchip is injected under the skin between the shoulder blades.
The microchip should last a lifetime. However, it is important to make sure the information is kept up to date. If there are any changes made to your contact information, be sure to update it immediately with the pet recovery database.