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Pet Microchipping

A microchipped pet is a safe pet.

We offer microchipping for pets. A microchip is a reliable way to identify your pet and return them safely to you if they are ever lost.

What is a microchip?

A microchip is a small electronic chip the size of a grain of rice. It does not contain a battery. The chip is injected under the pet's skin the same way a vaccine is given, and when scanned, it provides an identification number unique to that pet. Microchips do not contain any personal or medical information, and since they do not have a power source, they cannot be used as a GPS to locate the pet.

Pet microchip on xray

How does microchip identification actually work?

You need to register your pet's chip number in the microchip registry database and keep the chip number associated with your current contact information.

Veterinarians, shelters and Animal Control Officers have microchip scanners that allow them to read the chip number and get in touch with the microchip company to report that the pet has been found. The microchip company then reaches out to the pet owner to let them know where their pet is located.

Does my pet really need a microchip?

We highly recommend it. You may be surprised to learn that 1 in 3 pets get lost over the course of their lifetime and, without identification, 90% of them don’t return home.

For more information about microchipping, call us at (978) 283-8883.

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