A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and can only emit it’s identification number. They are not able to track or locate animals, but they can help people who have found your lost pet.
Registering the microchip number connects it to your phone number and/or address. With registration, places who scan the microchip and have access to the lookup registry, such as shelters and vets, can contact you with the information you have registered. Without registration, your pet’s microchip may not help.
Microchip registration is done online and may be free or paid depending on the website used. If you change numbers or addresses you will need to update or re-register your information online.
We do offer microchipping here! We inject the microchip under the skin and give you it’s unique code for you to register online. We do not register microchips here.
For more information on Microchips please follow this link to AVMA’s page on microchipping: “Microchips reunite pets with families”
To check if your pet’s microchip is registered please use the Microchip Registry Lookup.