Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Veterinarian scanning a dog for a microchip

Published on: May 15, 2019

Microchipping creates a forever bond with a pet owner and their furry family member. Unfortunately, collars can break or fall off and doors can be left open. The only permanent form of identification is a microchip. It gives your pet the best possible chance of getting home to you if ever lost.

About the size of a grain of rice, a microchip holds access to secure owner information, including name and phone number. The old way of calling the local pound, asking neighbors, visiting vet clinics, etc are over! Almost all veterinary practices and shelters can scan for a microchip to identity the pet. Microchip implantation process is similar to getting a routine vaccination, it can be done with a pet’s annual exam or scheduled as a quick appointment. We strongly recommend microchips for all of our patients – including indoor cats.