For added protection for your pet, we recommend implanting a microchip. In addition to a collar and tag, this can help identify and reunite you and your pet in case they become lost or stolen.
Microchips are implantable computer chips that encode a unique identification number and is injected between your pet's shoulder blades using a needle. The injection does not require anesthesia and is similar to their yearly vaccinations. The microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and is energized by radio waves of hand held scanners used by animal shelters and veterinarians.
When you have your animal microchipped, it is very important to register your information with the microchip company and keep that information updated for the system to work properly. When you move, updating your information with the microchip company should be on your moving checklist. The microchip is not very effective if the information is incorrect. This is not a tracking device; your pet must be scanned by a vet or shelter in order to be reunited to you. No matter how experienced a pet owner you are, there is always the risk of a beloved pet to go missing.