Get your pet microchipped in May for 50% off the regular cost. Give us a call, schedule an appointment and come ensure your pet has a lifetime of identification.
Did you know? 1 in 3 pets will get lost. Without proper I.D. 90% won’t return home.
The technology of a pet microchip is simple and safe.
The brilliance of a microchip implant is its simplicity.
What is a microchip?
No bigger than a grain of rice, a pet microchip is a radio-frequency identification transponder made up of just a few components encased within a slender capsule of bioglass. A microchip’s sole function is to store a unique ID number that is used to retrieve a pet parent’s contact information—it differs from a Global Positioning System, which is used for tracking, and requires a power source such as a battery. When a microchip scanner is passed over the skin of a microchipped pet, the implanted microchip emits an RF (radio frequency) signal. The scanner reads the microchip’s unique ID code. The microchip registry is called, and the registry company uses the ID number to retrieve the pet parent’s contact information from the pet recovery database.
Most animal shelters and veterinary hospitals in the U.S. have global scanners that read pet microchips from most manufacturers.
What are the benefits of microchipping?
Traditional modes of identification, like pet tags or ID collars, need to be replaced regularly—and can slip off, be removed, or become hard to read— but microchips last for the life of the pet.
Some microchip registries offer additional services for your pet’s care:
• Specialists available 24/7 to assist with advice and support if your pet is lost
• Travel assistance for pets found far from home
• 24/7 Emergency Medical Hotline
• Lost Pet Alerts sent to a network of animal shelters, veterinarians, and concerned citizens around where your pet was lost.