Microchip implantation is a safe and inexpensive procedure that can dramatically increase the chances of being reunited in the unfortunate event your pet is lost. Microchips are tiny devices that provide a permanent and unalterable identifier for your cat or dog. This identifier will allow you to be contacted as quickly as possible so that your pet can return home safely.
Any pet that is found can be easily scanned for a microchip at any shelter or veterinary facility. Many microchip manufacturers also have 24/7 support services that will search for pets as soon as they are reported missing. The Pet Microchip Lookup is also a helpful resource for reuniting owners with lost pets based on the microchip number and is available for anyone to access.
Timberline Animal Hospital strongly recommends microchip implantation for every pet, and we can easily perform the procedure during your dog or cat’s next annual exam. For more information, visit the AVMA website for answers to frequently asked questions about microchip implantation.