Microchipping is a permanent form of identification for your pet. It involves injecting a small microchip under your pet’s skin, usually between his/her shoulder blades. If your pet escapes and is taken to a shelter or veterinary hospital, he/she will be scanned for a microchip and your contact information will be readily available. Although having a collar with your pet’s identification and emergency information is also a great idea, some pets don’t wear their collars at all times, and collars are easily lost if an animal is loose.
This procedure can be done while your pet is awake, at any age, and well-tolerated. Many times, owners opt to have it done at the same time as their pet’s spay or neuter appointment.