Microchipping is a quick and easy, non-surgical procedure that provides the best chance of being reunited with your pet in the event he or she is lost. An animal can easily lose its collar, and even in this age of social media, it is not always easy for someone who finds an animal to locate the owner. A microchip solves that problem.
Animal Medical Care simply implants a small device under your pet’s skin that can be scanned to reveal your contact information. Once the device is implanted, you simply add your information into a pet recovery registry - HomeAgain.
A typical microchip is very small, about the size of a grain of rice. It is implanted around the neck or shoulders of your pet. The procedure is a simple injection and mostly painless.
Whether your pet is found by an individual and taken to a vet or ends up in a shelter, microchip scanning is the go-to starting point for reuniting a pet with its owner.
Thanks to advancements in veterinary technology, microchipping has not only reunited pets with their people, but also reduced the amount of strays and lowered euthanasia rates.