Does your pet wear a collar and tag? What would happen if those were lost? Microchipping has become a popular and safe way to provide permanent identification that cannot be lost.
A microchip is a small electronic chip about the size of a grain of rice placed under your pet’s skin. It is injected easily with a needle similar to a vaccination needle. Each microchip is identifiable by an individualized number registered in a pet tracking database service.
If your pet should become lost and picked up or taken to a shelter or rescue group, they use a hand-held scanner to read the chip, contact the registration service, and contact you to reunite you with your pet.