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A microchipped pet is a safe pet.

We understand that sometimes pets get lost too! While collar ID tags are a wonderful line of defense, tags can also become physically separated from your pet. However, microchipping ensures that they can be properly and quickly identified by a veterinarian or animal shelter. Microchipping your pet provides you with permanent identification which is also linked to your contact information. It is important to understand that a pet microchip is not a GPS device providing real time tracking capabilities.

What is a microchip?

A microchip is an electronic device that’s only about the size of a grain of rice. It gets implanted between the shoulder blades and remains there indefinitely, and the procedure is relatively painless and it’s as quick and easy as receiving a vaccine.

How does microchip identification work?

Every microchip comes with its own unique ID number. Once it’s implanted, you create an account with the company’s registry to make sure your contact information is associated with that number. Most veterinarians and animal shelters have microchip scanners that allow them to read the chip number and get in touch with the microchip company to report the pet as found. The microchip company then reaches out to the owner to let them know their pet has been located and where.

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