It is common knowledge that a secure collar with an ID tag is a good precaution, allowing for easy identification of a lost or runaway pet. Sadly, collars and tags can fall off. This is why we recommend the added protection of a microchip.
A microchip is tiny, about the size of a grain of rice. This device is implanted by your veterinarian in a matter of seconds, placed under the skin just above the animal's shoulder blades. A number is embedded in the chip and that number matches your contact information. Once inserted, the microchip is easily read with a hand-held scanner - fast and painless. Pets brought to shelters or veterinary hospitals are routinely scanned for the presence of microchips upon arrival, if the owner is not known. A microchip immediately alerts animal care providers that this animal has an owner and provides information for contact. Having a microchip may even help to save your pet’s life in overcrowded animal shelters or during emergency situations.
Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer the most widely used microchip products to increase the chances of a safe recovery. To explore this topic further, visit the Avid Microchip website or contact our office. We are happy to discuss this option with you.