All pets are risk getting lost at some time during their life. Most cats do not have any identification and many dogs get loose when their collar breaks and so run free without tags. Microchips provide a permanent tag so that people can reunite you with your pet.
What are Microchips?
Microchips are small permanent identification devices about the size and shape as a grain of rice that provide a unique identification number when scanned with a Microchip Reader.
How do Microchips Work?
We insert a microchip underneath the skin between the shoulder blades, collect registration information, and register the microchip to you. We then provide the registration information to you. If you move, change your phone number or want to update your alternate contact, you can view or update the information yourself.
When someone finds a lost pet, animal control or a veterinary practice scans the pet for a microchip. If the pet has a microchip, the reader will identify the chip. Then animal control or the practice can find the owner's contact information to get the pet home.
Does it Hurt to Get a Microchip?
Microchips are inserted underneath the skin with a needle a little larger than used for vaccinations. The ideal time to microchip a pet is when the pet is already here for a spay or neuter so that the pet doesn't feel a thing.
Will I be Able to Locate My Pet on the Web?
No, microchips are only read by a scanner located within a few inches of the microchip. Microchips do not broadcast location information and do not violate your privacy.