A microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades where it stays for your pet’s entire life. The implantation itself is quick and easy.
Each microchip has it’s own unique number. Through a national pet registry, that number will be linked to important information regarding your pet (i.e. your address, phone number etc). Most veterinarians and animal shelters have electronic scanners that read the implanted chips. Lost dogs and cats are routinely scanned for microchips. Once scanned, the national registry is called and the owner is then contacted.