Microchips have helped thousands of owners reunite with their pets. Our veterinarians strongly recommend having your dog or cat microchipped to ensure that they return home safely if they are lost or missing. Microchips are tiny devices that can be safely embedded during an annual exam, providing a permanent identifier that is unique to your pet. If your dog or cat was rescued from a shelter or adopted from another owner, we can quickly check to see if a microchip identifier has already been implanted. Shelters across the country are equipped to scan found pets for an existing microchip, and the identifier will allow you to be contacted so that your pet can return home safely.
In addition to performing recoveries and reuniting pets with their owners, many microchip manufacturers also have support services that are available 24/7 and will actively search for pets as soon as they are reported missing. For more information about microchipping and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the AVMA website. The Pet Microchip Lookup website is another great tool for locating owners of lost pets using your pet’s unique microchip ID. If you have any additional questions about microchipping your pet, please call us today to speak with a staff member.