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Microchipping is a dependable and secure method of identifying and tracking pets by implanting a small microchip under their skin, allowing their safe return to their owners in the event they become lost.


Each year millions of pets become lost or displaced. In fact, one in three pets will go missing during their lifetime. At Animal & Bird Health Care Center, we have used been placing microchips for more than 10 years. The Save This Life Microchip is an implantable medical device that safely and permanently identifies your pet. Microchipping has successfully reunited millions of lost pets with their owners.

What is a microchip?

​The Save This Life Microchip is an implantable, integrated transponder about the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is encapsulated in bioglass to prevent tissue irritation and microchip migration. The microchip is not a GPS, does not use batteries and becomes energized by a microchip scanner. The microchip is permanent and will last the life of the pet. Each microchip has a unique identification number encoded into its integrated circuit. When enrolled in a pet recovery service this number links the pet to the owner’s contact information.

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Why should I microchip my pet?

Each year, 6 to 8 million pets end up in shelters in the United States (Source: HSUS). Typically, these shelters take in hundreds of lost pets each week, experience overcrowding, and have limited resources. Some of these shelters have a no-kill policy while others have to make hard decisions. Thankfully, many shelters scan pets upon intake and before disposition and will try to reunite a microchipped pet with its owner. When a microchip is detected, the shelter will call a pet recovery service to locate the owner and reunite the pet. The system works, each month thousands of lost pets across the U.S. are reunited with their owners.

Does microchipping hurt my pet?

Microchips are typically injected between the shoulder blades with a syringe. The procedure is similar to receiving a vaccination through a needle and most pets don’t even react when the microchip is injected. The microchip provides a safe, permanent form of identification. It’s like getting a vaccination against being lost! We can place microchips in dogs, cats, ferrets, and birds. ​Ask us about this amazing safeguard for your pet.