Microchip implants are a safe and reliable way to improve the chances of recovering a lost pet. One of the most frightening experiences a pet owner can have is losing a pet. Statistics indicate that one out of three pets will become lost in their lifetime, and 90% of lost pets never find their way home because of no identification.
Collars and name tags can be helpful in recovering a lost pet, but because they are external, they can be removed or lost. A microchip is a permanent form of identification that gives your pet the best chance of being returned to you if he or she is lost or runs away.
Microchips do not function like a GPS and cannot find your pet when lost, but most veterinary offices, shelters and rescues have scanners that can identify your pet if found. Implantation is typically done at the time of the spay/neuter surgery but can be done any time.