Pet Permanent Identification

A microchip is a tiny device, about the size of a grain of rice, that is implanted beneath your pet’s skin. It contains a unique ID number that can be scanned using a microchip reader, giving your pet a permanent form of identification should they ever be separated from you.

Benefits of Microchipping

  • Permanent Identification: Unlike collars or tags, which can be lost or removed, a microchip provides a permanent form of identification for your pet.
  • Reunification: If your pet ever goes missing, a microchip greatly increases the chances of reunification. Shelters, veterinary offices, and animal control facilities routinely scan lost pets for microchips.
  • Updated Contact Information: It’s essential to keep your contact information current in the microchip database. This ensures that if your pet is found, you can be promptly contacted.
  • Proof of Ownership: A microchip can serve as proof of ownership in situations where pet ownership is disputed or unclear.

The Microchipping Process

Quick and Painless

Microchipping is a quick and virtually painless procedure. It can be done during a routine office visit, and most pets tolerate it well.

Lifetime Protection

Once implanted, the microchip provides a lifetime of protection. There’s no need for replacement unless the chip malfunctions, which is rare.

Registering the Microchip

After your pet’s microchip is implanted, it’s crucial to register it with your contact information in a reliable pet recovery database. At Northshore Animal Hospital, we handle this step for you! Look for an email from PetLink a day or two after your pet is microchipped. This ensures your pet’s safety and security, providing peace of mind for you and swift reunification if they ever go missing.

Schedule Your Pet’s Microchipping Appointment

Help protect your pet from becoming separated from you by scheduling an appointment with us today. Our compassionate team is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care for your furry family members. Call us to book an appointment or book your appointment online.