If your pet gets lost, one of the ways to increase the chances of finding your furry little friend is by having it microchipped. Today, microchip technology is found everywhere, from computers or cell phones, wild animals for tracking movement, and pet microchips for providing identification information.
The purpose of the microchips used for pets is to provide a form of permanent identification called an RFID tag. These microchips are only about the size of a grain of rice. Pet Microchip implants store your pet’s unique identification number, and when scanned by a universal microchip scanner located at most veterinary hospitals and shelters, will provide us with the most recent information you registered your pet under.
For dogs and cats, the standard site for microchip placement is in the subcutaneous tissue along the spine between the pet’s shoulder blades. For correct placement, the pet should be either standing or lying on the stomach. After insertion, the pet is scanned to ensure that the chip is reading properly.
For cats, the standard site for microchip placement is in the subcutaneous tissue between the shoulder blades. The chips are usually inserted without incident in awake animals and most cats do not even flinch when the chip is inserted
Some clients choose to have the microchip implanted when their cat is spayed or neutered so that the cat can be anesthetized for the injection, but is not necessary and can be done conveniently anytime.
Millions of cats get lost every year, and cats that do not have microchips have less than a 5% chance of being reunited with their families. Cats with microchips were found to be more than twenty times as likely to be reunited with their families.