Best Friends Animal Hospital recommends that all pets be microchipped. For a pet owner, realizing a pet is lost or missing is one of the worst things that could happen. Thankfully, many pets who were lost and returned to their owners was because their pet was microchipped.
We can microchip your pet during any wellness exam. Microchip implantation is a simple procedure and does not require your pet to be anesthetized. We implant a tiny microchip the size of a grain of rice between your pet’s shoulder blades and under the skin using a pre-loaded sterile syringe. The microchip is a tiny transponder, coded to display a unique identification number capable of being read by a hand-held scanner. The chip is registered with the manufacturer, linking your pet’s name with your contact information and your veterinarian.
Veterinary hospitals, animal control, animal rescues and shelters across the country are now equipped with scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips and gives you the best possible chance of finding a lost pet.
If you find a pet, you can use the Pet Microchip Lookup web site to find a pet's owners information based on the microchip number. You can also give us a call and bring the found pet to our clinic and we will be happy to scan the pet to see if we can locate the owner.
Please ask us to microchip your pet, especially puppies and kittens, during a wellness exam.