Micro-chipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device approximately the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed underneath the skin of dogs and cats. It is a safe and permanent way to identify your pet and you as his owner. If a pet goes missing and has been transported to a shelter or veterinary clinic, they will be able to scan the lost pet and contact the owner immediately, resulting in the safe return of your pet.
We recommend that you use a microchip, along with a collar and ID tag, to identify your pet. An ID tag is still a reliable identification method. Pets that have ID tags with current contact information are more likely to get home faster and not end up in shelters, than those without any tags. However, collars and ID tags aren’t permanent and can be removed or lost by accident. With a microchip, your pet will have a much better chance of being identified and returned to you.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment to get your pet micro-chipped.