Microchipping is a safe way to permanently identify your pet and you as the owner in the unfortunate case that your pet is lost. It has gained popularity as more and more lost pets have become reunited with their owners due to this identification. Microchipping involves placement of a small electronic chip the size and shape of a piece of rice just under the skin in the neck area. A needle is used to inject the chip. This is not a GPS.
If your pet becomes lost and is transported to a humane society or a vet clinic, the microchip scanners they have are all universal readers for all forms of microchips. They will be able to scan your pet for the chip and contact you once the number is obtained. We advise you to use this system of identification as well as a collar identification system on your pet.