Thousands of pets go missing every year, and unfortunately, many may not make it home. It’s why we strongly encourage all pet owners to microchip their pets. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification so that if your pet goes missing (and their collar and/or tags break off or are unreadable), your pet can be safely and quickly returned to you.

A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. It takes only a few minutes to implant and is safe and nearly painless for your pet. Should your pet decide to go on a solo adventure and are found by a humane society, animal control officer, rescue group, or veterinarian, they will be able to scan your pet for their chip and contact you quickly.

orange cat getting microchip at Delano Veterinary Clinic​