Unfortunately, 1-in-3 pets will get lost during their lifetime. Without proper identification, many of these pets will never return home. Having your pet microchipped is a good way to help ensure that your pet can be identified if he or she ever gets lost.
A microchip is an implantable transponder about the size of a grain of rice. It is implanted into the extra skin between the shoulders of your pet with a syringe, kind of like a vaccine. The microchip is permanent and will last the life of the pet. While a microchip is not a GPS, each chip is encoded with its own unique identification number. When enrolled in a pet registry and recovery service this number links the pet to the owner’s contact information.
At Hamlin Animal Hospital we will confirm your preferred contact information at your appointment and enroll your pet in the registry service for you. The fee for this service is included in the cost of the chip and lasts for as long as you have your pet.