Microchips are a form of permanent identification. Microchips are about the size of a grain of wild rice and implanted with a needle underneath the skin between the shoulder blades. Each chip has a unique code that is transmitted to a display when a pet is scanned at a clinic or shelter. The clinic then calls the microchip company to receive the owner’s contact information. It is always a good idea to microchip your pet, as it is possible for a pet to lose their collar. Microchips can be implanted at any time but are often done while the pet is under sedation or anesthesia for something else (commonly a spay or neuter.)
Highland Animal Clinic believes in microchipping all pets to help return more lost pets to their owners. Because of this belief, we offer the microchip and implantation for only $45.
It is never too late to microchip your pet.