What is a Microchip?
A microchip is a safe, simple and permanent form of pet identification to immediately identify lost pets and quickly reunite them with their owners. The microchip is injected under the skin using a hypodermic needle. It is no more painful than a typical injection, although the needle is slightly larger than those used for injection. No surgery or anesthesia is required. Each chip contains a unique barcode (much like those seen on products in stores). The International Standards Organization, or ISO, has approved and recommended a global standard for microchips. The global standard is intended to create an identification system that is consistent worldwide. All of our microchips meet IOS standards for international travel. The chip is gentle to the surrounding tissue and is unlikely to cause any reaction in the body. When a scanner is passed over the pet, the bar code is read. All veterinary hospitals, shelters, and rescue groups have scanners. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call anytime to further discuss microchip implantation for your beloved pet.