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Pet Microchipping

A microchipped pet is a safe pet.

We offer pet microchipping for dogs and cats. A microchipped pet is a safe pet – and one that’s much more likely to return home if ever lost.

What is a microchip?

A microchip is an electronic device that’s only about the size of a grain of rice. It gets implanted between the shoulder blades and remains there indefinitely, although it is possible for a microchip to migrate. The implant procedure is relatively painless and it’s as quick and easy as receiving a shot.

Pet microchip on xray

How HomeAgain® Microchipping Works

The HomeAgain® microchip is a tiny device, the size of a grain of rice encoded with a unique, permanent identification number. The device itself is implanted by a veterinarian just under the skin between the shoulders. Insertion is quick and virtually painless with no anesthetic or further treatment required. If your pet is lost, the microchip can be detected and the identification code read by a scanner used by veterinarians, animal shelters, and other pet-related agencies. The identification code, registered with Companion Animal Recovery (CAR), is matched to the owner or the designated contact to initiate the recovery process.

Microchips allow lost pets to be returned home safely. We can implant these tiny devices under local anesthesia. It just may save a life and a lot of heartaches. Why Have your pet microchipped with HomeAgain®?

  • Only about 14% of dogs taken to animal shelters are returned to their owners.
  • 30–60% of lost pets that end up in shelters are euthanized since they cannot be identified and reunited with their owners.
  • Fewer than 25% of animals in shelters are adopted.
  • Collar ID tags are easily lost and can be removed.
  • Identification tattoos are difficult to remove, but may be altered, blurred or troublesome to decipher. Duplication of ID numbers is also possible.
  • Microchipping is a permanent, entirely unalterable form of pet identification.
  • Shelters, humane societies, and veterinarians are using microchip scanners in ever-increasing numbers.
  • Microchipping is inexpensive, safe, fast, and virtually painless for a pet.

For more information about microchipping, call us at (540) 428-1000.

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