Microchips – Veterinary information february 2014 from WDDC on Vimeo.

rrvet-dogAs part of our wellness program, we recommend microchipping your pet as a permanent form of identification. This simple procedure installs a tiny chip the size of a grain of rice under your pet’s skin, between the shoulder blades. If he or she is ever lost, a microchip provides a safe, effective way to help your pet make it home safely. Once the microchip is inserted, it permanently remains in place and your pet is identified for life. Microchips are safe, unalterable and permanent identification for pets. We strongly recommend microchipping all animals. In the event they are separated from you, it may be your only means of being reunited with them.

Each tiny microchip is encoded with unique information about your pet. This information is entered into a national database. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips. If your pet is lost, his or her microchip is scanned and the information is used to contact you.