Pet Microchip Identification – One out of every three pets will get lost in their lifetimes, and without identification, 90% never come home. Microchips are a permanent form of identification, and they make it easy for pets to get home quickly. Whether pets stay in Oklahoma or travel to another state, microchips are the best insurance against them getting lost for good. The microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades, and it stays there for the pet’s entire life. At Pet Medical Center of Edmond, Oklahoma, this procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination.
Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national pet registry. All veterinary hospitals and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found and a microchip is scanned, it is easy for authorities to contact the pet’s owners.