Microchipping, the process in which a microchip, as small as a grain of rice is injected and placed under the animal’s skin between their shoulder blades. The Microchip itself can be scanned to reveal the pet owner address and phone number, as well as a unique registration number that has been registered with a national database.
A microchip seems like a no brainer, because no matter how diligent we are with the safety of our pets they can still get lost, and losing a pet can be the most nerve-racking feeling a pet owner can experience. We all make mistakes, and by getting your pet microchipped you can reduce the chances for losing your pet forever if they happen to get out due to an opened gate or door.
Most animal shelters will scan the animals admitted for microchips when they first arrive, and if the animal is chipped, then the animal shelter can scan a database for the owner and pet’s information and contact the owner to retrieve their pet! Many animal shelters also microchip the pets that are adopted from a shelter. In addition to Tender Loving Care animal hospital, many hospitals also check for a microchip on animals that have been brought in after being found on the street. One thing to remember is, if you move it is extremely important to change your address with the microchipping company you are registered with, so if your pet gets lost they have your updated information.
Tender Loving Care Animal hospital charges 42$ for microchipping services, which includes the lifetime database registration.