Microchipping is a form of permanent pet identification. It is safe, simple, and designed to quickly identify lost pets and reunite them with their owners.
Dr. Holliday recommends microchip placement during the first puppy/kitten visits, at the time of spay or neuter, or as soon as possible thereafter. The microchip is a tiny device, the size of a grain of rice, inserted under the pet’s skin, with an identification number that is registered to our clinic and the pet owner. The identification number can easily be read by a scanner that most veterinary clinics and shelters have on hand. If a pet is lost or stolen then this identification number can be tracked back to the owner.