This unique form of identification is an easy, yet permanent way to bring your pet home quickly should he/she become lost. The microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath your pet's skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for his/her entire life. This procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination.
Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national pet registry. Most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found and a microchip is scanned it is easy for the owner to be contacted. We are happy to report that this technology has brought many families back together. Please call us at (630) 462-7888 if you are considering a microchip for your pet.