We recommend all dogs be microchipped. In the event your dog is ever lost or separated from you, it may be your only means of being reunited with your dog. This simple procedure installs a tiny chip the size of a grain of rice under your pet’s skin, between the shoulder blades. Once the microchip is inserted, it permanently remains in place and your pet is identified for life. Microchips are safe, unalterable, and permanent identification for dogs.
Each tiny microchip is encoded with unique information about your dog. This information is entered into a national database. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips. If your pet is lost, his or her microchip is scanned, and the information is used to reunite you and your best friend.
You can visit the AVMA’S website and the Home Again website to learn more about some of the most frequently asked questions about microchipping.
You can also use the Pet Microchip Lookup web site to find a dog’s owners based on the microchip number, independent of the microchipping company.
We can microchip your dog during any surgical or dental procedure. We can also microchip your dog during a wellness exam. Please ask us to microchip your dog today!