Microchips are about the size of a rice grain and can be injected under your pet's skin in the shoulder region. They transmit a digital signal when 'scanned'. Each pet has a unique number that is registered in a database and can be searched to find your contact information in case your pet goes missing. Almost all veterinarians, animal shelters, and SPCA's have scanners.
Microchips are more successful than tattoos for returning lost pets to their owners. They are permanent and cannot be altered. They can be injected into any breed or size of dogs and cats. Our veterinarians or animal health technologists can inject the chip. Please call us for any questions you may have.