MICROCHIPPING YOUR PET

MICROCHIPPING YOUR PET

Microchipping provides a permanent identification for your pet. The chips are about the size of a grain of rice and should be implanted under the skin on top of the back where the neck meets the shoulder blades. Every chip has a unique number that no other chip can have. It is imperative that a pet owner registers his or her name with the chip’s database. When a pet is scanned, it relays the unique number to the scanner. A call is placed to the database of the chip. (Each chip company has their own database). The database will then give the name and phone number that is listed in the database so the owner can be called and reunited with their pet. If the owner did not register the chip under their own name, the chip can then be traced back to whoever purchased the chip, hoping that veterinary office, animal control facility or rescue organization has maintained records of the pets they have microchipped. Once chipped, one can go online to make any changes that should occur should one move or get a new phone number.