Losing a loved family pet is heartbreaking. In order to make being reunited with your pet more likely, we recommend microchipping them.
Microchipping: what is it and what are the benefits?
A microchip is an RFID chip about the size of a grain of rice, which is injected under the skin between a pet’s shoulder blades. The microchip acts as a permanent ID and will last the lifetime of an animal. When the chip is registered, the owner’s contact information is put into a secure database.
The chip is “read” by a microchip scanner. Animal shelters, veterinarians, and animal control officers have these scanners, and use them to find out the serial number of a stray pet’s microchip. The person who scans the chip then calls the microchip company to find out the address and telephone number of the pet’s owner.