Microchip Pet Identification

Microchipping has become a very popular and safe way to permanently identify your pet. It will identify 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.

If your pet becomes lost and is transported to a humane society or a vet clinic, both will be able to scan your pet for the chip and contact you. It’s also¬†essential if you¬†ever plan to travel with your pet. Many countries require microchip identification to allow importation of a companion animal.

We advise you to use this system of identification as well as a collar identification system on your pet. We routinely administer the microchip at the time of spay/neuter.