Microchipping has become a very popular and safe way to permanently identify your pet and you as the owner in the unfortunate case that your pet is lost. Microchipping involves placement of a small electronic chip the size and shape of a piece of rice just under the skin in the neck area. A needle is used to inject the chip. The injection is comparable to a regular vaccine injection.
If your pet becomes lost and is transported to animal control or the shelter, the officials there will be able to scan your pet for the chip and contact you. The scanner is similar to a scanner found in the grocery store.
We recommend you have your pet microchipped as well as use a collar ID tag on your pet.