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Microchip identification is the most reliable way to reunite pet owners with their beloved pets if lost. It’s safe, easy, inexpensive, and painless.
Microchip identification helps return an estimated 8,000 pets to their homes every day. Pet ID chips are the most reliable way to reunite pets with their owners and provide peace of mind.
Microchip identification is the most reliable way to find lost pets and return them home with their owners. The procedure is safe, easy, and inexpensive.
Some owners feel that their pet doesn't need identification because they stay indoors, but in our experience, these are the most likely pets to become lost when they get outside by accident. As separation from your exotic pet can happen all too easily, permanent identification by microchipping is critical. We recommend that exotic pets >150 grams in weight should have microchip identification, and microchipping may be possible in smaller animals as well. We use Nanochips at our hospital which are smaller than traditional microchips to accommodate our smaller patient size. The microchipping procedure can be done at any age.
The small microchip is implanted into your pet in a veterinary procedure. The procedure for microchip insertion may vary depending on the species and size of animal and will be discussed with you prior to placement. The chip is permanent, lasting the whole life of the pet. Your information is registered with your microchip and the bar code number so that you can be contacted if your pet ever becomes found.
If a pet is found, all animal care facilities (shelters, hospitals, pounds, etc.) will scan the pet for a microchip using a special microchip reader that is simply waved over the skin. Once a microchip is found, a special hotline is called, and the lost pet is reported. The pet owner is then called immediately and given the contact information about where to pick up their pet.