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Our veterinarians highly recommend microchip implantation for all animals. These safe and inexpensive chips dramatically increase the chances of being reunited in the event your pet is lost. At Kindness Animal Hospital, we can microchip your dog or cat during their annual exam.

The microchip is the size of a grain of rice and is implanted between your pet’s shoulder blades, just under the skin, using a pre-loaded sterile syringe. The microchip is coded to display a unique identification number capable of being read by a hand-held scanner. This chip is registered with the manufacturer’s database, linking your pet’s name with your contact information and our hospital’s information.

If your pet were ever lost, veterinary hospitals, animal control, animal rescues, and shelters across the country are now equipped with scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips, giving you the best possible chance to be reunited with your pet.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions about microchips, please visit the AVMA website. The Pet Microchip Lookup website is another helpful resource for locating owners of lost pets using the microchip number.