Did you know that thousands of dogs go missing each year? Did you realize that many indoor pets don’t wear collars or identification tags? Your pet must have a reliable form of identification just in case they get ever get lost. We definitely recommend that your pet get a microchip. This is something that we do regularly in the office and is quick and safe procedure.
A microchip is a tiny device that is implanted underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. An enrollment form is completed with chip ID, owner contact information, pet name and description and/or veterinarian contact information.
Veterinary hospitals, shelters and animal control facilities are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect whether an animal has a microchip. Therefore when an animal is found and is not wearing a name tag, a quick scan will reveal the identification number. Then the pet can be reunited with his/her owner.