Have you ever wondered why pets get microchipped? Microchipping is like a safety net for our furry friends. It’s a safe and permanent way to make sure your cat or dog can find their way home if they ever get lost.
How microchipping works
A tiny chip is put under the skin of the neck, between your pet’s shoulder blades. Don’t worry; they won’t even know it’s there! Suppose your pet is found and taken to a vet or animal shelter. In that case, staff will use a microchip scanner to retrieve the unique identifying code on your pet’s microchip, which is stored in nationwide registry databases.
Breeders will typically microchip your puppy or kitten and register your contact details. However, if you’re unsure of your pet’s microchip status, take them to your local vet to be scanned. It only takes a few minutes, and they can check if the microchip details are correct.