Why should I microchip my pet?
It is a great way to find your pet in an event that your pet gets lost without his collar and name tag.
How does it work?
Your veterinarian will administer a tiny microchip in the back of the neck under the skin of your pet just like a vaccination. Once injected, it stays under the skin, moving very little from where it was injected. You will not be able to feel the chip on your pet. A special scanner is used to read the identification number on the chip by sending a harmless radio signal to the microchip. That identification number is then registered to your pet through your veterinarian.
When your pet gets lost and found, a shelter or veterinarian will routinely scan the pet to see if the pet belongs to someone. Then your pet will be reunited to you.
Does it hurt?
No, it is administered just like a vaccination.
How long does it last?
Lifelong. The microchip has no battery, power supply, or moving parts.
When is a good time to have this done?
At any age.
There are different companies that have microchips, do all the scanners read all the different kind of chips?
Yes. In the United States, the scanners are universal and do read the different types of chips available.