Millions of pets go missing every year. Microchipping is an easy and affordable way to help protect your pet. Collars and tags are also recommended, but they can get damaged, pulled off, caught on objects, or fall off. Should your pet ever get lost, a registered microchip is your best option to get them safely home. The procedure is minimally invasive: a microchip with a unique identifying number is injected with a needle between the shoulder blades.
Should someone find your pet, they can bring them many places for scanning. Burnet Road Animal Hospital can be scan for microchips. Many animal shelters also have scanning capabilities.