Microchipping your pet can truly be a life saving thing. If your pet ever gets lost, without an ID tag, the chances of your pet returning home is very slim. A microchip is a little bigger than a grain of rice and inserted under the skin between the shoulder blades.
It is best to get it done while your pet is sedated during their spay and neuter surgery; however, it can be inserted anytime. The microchip scanner then reads the chip number by moving the wand over your pet’s back. There are many different brands of microchips and the chip number helps veterinarians and animal care providers refer to which microchip company to call.
All of your information can be stored in their computer system. Your name, address, contact information, a picture of your pet, any medications they take, and your veterinarian information can be saved. Many companies allow you to register your pet online or by mail.
You can get a microchip inserted at a low cost vaccine clinic or by your regular veterinarian.