A microchip is a small sterile implant about the size of a grain of rice. It is placed under the skin between a pet’s shoulders using a special syringe and needle – your pet can be wide awake and no surgery is required. The microchip contains a unique identification number that is read when a scanning devices passes over the skin. A microchip can reunite you with a lost pet, serve as proof of ownership, and help identify your cat or dog as an owned pet in the event of injury or emergency. A microchip is not a GPS device and cannot be used to track a missing pet. A microchip does not contain any of your personal information so it is vital to have your pet’s microchip registered in your name – we submit this information for you when we microchip your pet. We use ISO microchips that are acceptable for international travel.