Our veterinarians highly recommend microchip implantation for all animals. These safe and inexpensive chips dramatically increase the chances of being reunited in the event your pet is lost. At Family Pet Animal Hospital, we can microchip your dog or cat during their annual exam or another convenient time for you.
What is a Microchip?
A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice, and is placed underneath your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is safe for your pet. Each microchip ID is unique and carries vital contact information such as your name and address. Once a microchip is implanted, your pet’s information will be registered in a national pet recovery database. Animal hospitals and shelters can then search for your pet if they are ever lost.
Many microchip manufacturers also have support services that are available 24/7 and will actively search for pets as soon as they are reported missing. For more information microchipping and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the AVMA website. The Pet Microchip Lookup website is another great tool for locating owners of lost pets using your pet’s unique microchip ID. If you have any additional questions about microchipping your pet, please call us today to speak with a staff member.