Our veterinarians highly recommend microchip implantation for all animals. These safe and inexpensive chips dramatically increase the chances of being reunited in the event your pet is lost. At Foothills Veterinary Hospital, LLC, we can microchip your dog or cat during their annual exam or any another convenient time for you.
What is a microchip?
A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice, and is placed underneath your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is safe for your pet. Each microchip ID is unique and links to your vital contact information such as your name, address, and phone number. Once a microchip is implanted, you register your pet’s information in a national pet recovery database. Animal hospitals and shelters routinely scan found pets for a chip, and contact owners to reunite them with their pets.
Many microchip manufacturers also have support services that are available 24/7 and will actively search for pets as soon as they are reported missing. For more information microchipping and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the AVMA website. The Pet Microchip Lookup website is another great tool for locating owners of lost pets using your pet’s unique microchip ID.