The most popular form of pet identification is the trusty collar and ID tag that almost every dog and cat owner possesses. However, a wayward branch, vigorous scratching and even a stranger can remove a collar easily. This is a common way that our animals get lost to us forever once we are separated from them. If your pet had a microchip in place, a veterinary clinic or rescue could identify your pet’s name, your name and the veterinarian who placed the chip.

What is a microchip? A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and contains information about your pet as well as yourself. The veterinarian inserts the chip under your animal’s skin painlessly and then stores the information into a database. In the event you become separated from your beloved animal companion, a rescue or veterinary clinic is able to scan over where the chip is usually placed and then you will be contacted. A happy reunion is just around the corner!

If you are interested in having your pet microchipped, please call Apollo Animal Hospital for more information.