A microchip is a small device that is implanted under your pet’s skin and can allow for your pet to be identified and returned to you in the event that they get lost. Once your pet has been microchipped, their number, their information, and your information will be entered into a database that can be accessed to help identify your pet if they are picked up by animal control or brought into a veterinary office.
If your pet is found, a scanner is used to look for the presence of a chip. If there is one present, the chip number can be used to locate you and reunite you with your pet.
Microchip implantation is typically done during the spay or neuter surgery, however it can also be done during other procedures or while your pet is awake.