Microchipping has become a very popular and safe way to permanently identify your pet. It will identify you as the owner in the unfortunate case that your pet is lost. Microchipping involves placement of a small electronic chip the size and shape of a piece of rice just under the skin in the neck area. A needle is used to inject the chip. The injection is comparable to a regular vaccine injection.
If your pet becomes lost and is transported to a humane society or a vet clinic, both will be able to scan your pet for the chip and contact you. It’s also essential if you ever plan to travel with your pet. Many countries require microchip identification to allow importation of a companion animal.
At Avon Animal hospital in surrey, Langley our veterinarians advise you to use this system of identification as well as a collar identification system on your pet. We routinely administer the microchip at the time of spay/neuter.