No matter how well-behaved your pet is, there are countless situations in which they might get lost. They can jump a fence, slip a leash, or experience a stressful life event that causes them to wander off. There is no way of predicting when something could go wrong, and making sure your pet is microchipped is the best thing you can do to protect them in case they get lost. Implanting a microchip is similar to administering a vaccination. The chip is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted under the skin between the shoulder blades using a needle. The entire process is very quick, and most pets experience little to no pain.
Each microchip has an identification number that comes up when read. With this number, a shelter or veterinarian can find out who the microchip is registered to. When you register the chip, you will provide your name, address, and phone number. By keeping this information up to date, you can greatly increase your chances of reuniting with your pet if they ever get lost.