Technology has changed the way that we do everything — including the way that we care for our pets. Microchipping is the process of having a tiny electronic chip inserted into your pet. This chip contains important personal data that can link the pet back to you, ensuring that you can easily reclaim your pet should it become lost. The microchip is placed underneath the skin between the shoulder blades, using a hypodermic needle to implant the chip.
The chips can be read by special scanners, and then the numbers looked up in an online database. Most veterinarians, shelters, and rescue organizations have these scanners at their location, but they will only be able to find you if your contact information is up to date!