One in three pets will become lost in their lifetime. Without microchips, 90% will not make it home. Microchips are designed to last your pet’s entire lifetime and they link to a permanent listing in a national lost pet database. This means anytime/anywhere pet recovery service—no matter how far your lost pet has traveled.
Dog and cat microchipping is a simple, inexpensive procedure. The veterinarian simply injects a microchip, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pets skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.
Avian and exotic pet microchipping is very similar but due to the smaller size of our patients, a short acting anesthesia is recommended. In our avian pets we recommend removal of bands which will prevent band related injuries (leg fractures, infections, constriction of blood supply). Anytime we remove a leg band a microchip is recommended as a permanent ID.
If your pet gets lost and is taken to a vet clinic or animal shelter, your pet will be scanned for a microchip to reveal his unique ID number. That number will be called into the pet recovery service, and you will be contacted using the contact information on file with your pet’s microchip.