Did you know?
The facts about microchipping your dog or cat.
A pet microchip does not work like GPS
Pet microchips are not tracking devices. They are radio-frequency identification (RFID) implants that provide permanent ID for your pet. They are read with scanners.
Microchip Implants Do Not Hurt Your Pet
Implants do not require anesthetic. The procedure is completed in our office and is as simple as a routine vaccine or shot. A quick pinch and it is done.
A Microchip Will Last Your Pet’s Lifetime
A microchip will normally last the lifetime of your pet and will not degrade over time. Microchips have features to help ensure the chip stays where it’s implanted, do not require a power source and have no moving parts. You can also check your pet’s microchip during exams.
Your Pet Should Always Wear An ID Tag
Even if your cat or dog is microchipped, we recommend that your pet always wear a collar and tags imprinted with your name and phone number. Extra precautions never hurt!
A Pet Microchip Works For Cats And Dogs
Unlike dogs, cats are often without a collar and tag, leaving them without any form of ID. Studies have shown that less than 2% of cats without microchips were returned home. However, if a cat is microchipped, the return-to-owner rate is 20 times higher than if the cat was not microchipped.
Pet Microchips Are Affordable
Commonly pets adopted from a shelter or breeder are already microchipped.