Pet Microchipping At Fallbrook Animal Hospital

A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades.

Pet Microchipping

Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information.

Any veterinarian or animal shelter can use a specialized microchip scanner to identify your pet’s microchip and contact you as soon as possible in the event that it goes missing and is found. According to one study, pets with microchips were recovered 52% more frequently than pets without them, who did so only 22% of the time. Make careful to notify the microchip manufacturer if you relocate or alter your contact information at any time so they can promptly update their records.

Between the shoulder blades, where it cannot be removed or harmed, a needle containing a microchip is implanted. Your pet is safe and secure once the microchip is implanted since it remains there permanently. Any veterinarian will be able to locate the microchip using a handheld scanner if your pet ever has to be recognized (for example, if it has run off and been found by the authorities).