Microchip your Pet

Microchip

A microchip is a permanent identification for your pet that is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades.  Microchips emit a radio frequency when scanned and each has a unique identification number.  A microchip is NOT like a lo-jack for your pet.  Veterinary hospitals, shelters, animal control agencies, and others have scanners that are able to read the numbers when a pet is scanned.  If a microchip is found it is called in to a national database where the owner can be located if the chip has been registered.

Microchip Size

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice (approximately 12mm), the microchip is so small it usually cannot be seen in your pet once it has been implanted. Thanks to this small size, the actual implantation of the microchip is quite easy. A veterinarian simply injects it beneath the surface of the skin between the shoulder blades. The process takes only a few seconds, is virtually painless, and requires no special treatment or anesthetic.

For Life

The HomeAgain microchip has no batteries or internal energy source so it will last the life of your pet. After implantation, the microchip remains inactive until it is read with a scanner – the low radio frequency emitted by the scanner provides the microchip with the power necessary to transmit its unique code and positively identify the animal.

Here is a great example of why all pets should be microchipped!

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