Posts Tagged: microchips
When you get a new pet you may hear the shelter, breeder, or your local veterinarian recommend getting your new furry family member microchipped. What exactly is a microchip and what does it do? It is a small electronic chip, enclosed in a case, and encoded with a registration number. This number can be used to help identify your pet in the event they become lost. This microchip number, is unique to your pet and can be read when scanned by a microchip scanner. It is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted just below your pet’s skin, between the shoulder blades. Microchips are usually implanted by your veterinarian or pet care professional in less than 10 seconds using a special needle. Not to worry, the microchip injection is similar to the other vaccines your pet receives, so there is very little to no discomfort.