Pet Microchipping is as Easy as 1-2-3


1. So what is a microchip?


A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and placed between your dog's or cat's shoulder blades under a veterinarian's supervision. Implantation is quick, easy and virtually painless — similar to a vaccine injection — and can be performed during a regular clinic visit.


2. How does a microchip work?


A microchip is not a tracking device. It can only be "turned on" for a few seconds at a time by a handheld microchip scanner that is passed over to read the microchip's unique encoded number.


3. My pet is microchipped, now what?


The microchip number is the only information stored in your pet's microchip, so it is very important you immediately enroll your pet's microchip with your contact information. Once enrolled, your pet's microchip will be linked to your name, telephone numbers, emergency contacts and other vital information in your microchip providers database.



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