How It Works
Microchipping a dog or cat is a fast, minimally invasive process. It takes mere seconds, and the procedure feels similar to getting a shot. We use a needle to insert the microchip, which is about the size of a grain of rice, just beneath the skin, typically between the shoulder blades. We choose this area because there are fewer nerve endings.
Each microchip contains an identification. This number is linked to your information in a private database, and you can easily update this information when you move or change phone numbers by going online or contacting the chip’s manufacturer. If your lost pet is found and brought into a veterinarian’s office, shelter, etc., they’ll be scanned for a chip. Once one is detected, the scanner displays the identification number, which an employee will use to look up your contact information.