Microchips: Permanent Identification
A microchip is a form of permanent identification that is implanted with a needle under your pet's skin, usually around the shoulder blades. Should your pet become lost, veterinarians and animal welfare workers can scan your pet for the microchip and contact you using the information the chip provides. This is a short procedure that most pets tolerate well. For very small or fractious pets, sedation may be required. A microchip can also be implanted at the time of spay/neuter when the pet is already under anesthesia.