What is a microchip?

A microchip is a permanent identification which enables lost or stolen pets to be returned to their owners. It is much more reliable than a collar or a tag as it will never come off.

How is a microchip placed?

The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. It is inserted under the skin, between the shoulder blades, with a simple injection. It only takes a couple of seconds and anesthesia is not required. The amount of discomfort experienced is similar to that of a vaccination.

How does a microchip work?

If your pet is taken to an animal shelter, rescue group, or a veterinary hospital, it will be scanned to read the unique ID code associated with the microchip.

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