Every year millions of pets are lost and can only be reunited with their family if they can be identified. Microchips are tiny devices about the size and shape of a grain of rice that are injected under the skin to provide a permanent, unalterable identifier for your pet. We strongly recommend microchipping for all animals. These safe and inexpensive chips dramatically increase the chances of being reunited with a lost pet.
We can microchip your dog or cat during any routine office visit. It is a simple procedure similar to a vaccination, and no anesthetic is required. If your pet was rescued from a shelter or adopted from another owner, we can also perform a quick check to see if a chip has already been implanted.
Any pet found by a shelter will be scanned for a microchip. The identifier found in this device will allow you to be contacted quickly so that your dog or cat can be safely returned home. In addition to this recovery service, many microchip manufacturers will proactively search for pets as soon as they are reported missing, and have support lines that are open 24/7.
Not all brands of microchips are compatible with international travel. Our ISO-compliant chips are recognized and accepted world wide should you be taking your pet out of the country with you.