A microchip implant is an identifying integrated circuit placed under the skin of your pet. The chip, about the size of a large grain of rice, uses passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. Microchips are also known as a PIT tag (for Passive Integrated Transponder).
Animal shelters, animal control officers, and veterinarians routinely look for microchips to return lost pets quickly to their owners, avoiding expenses for housing, food, medical care, and euthanasia.
Microchips are also used by kennels, breeders, brokers, trainers, registries, rescue groups, humane societies, clinics, farms, stables, animal clubs and associations, researchers, and pet stores.
The chip is implanted with a syringe. No anesthetic is required.
An enrollment form is completed with chip ID, owner’s contact information, pet’s name and description, shelter and/or veterinarian contact information, and an alternate emergency contact designated by the pet owner.
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