A microchip is an invaluable tool to help a lost pet become reunited with their owner. A microchip is a tiny computer chip that is inserted just under the skin and is no bigger than a few millimeters in diameter. Placing the microchip is a quick and easy procedure that does not involve sedation and can be done at any time.
When scanned, the tiny chip relates an identifying number which is unique to your pet. If your pet becomes lost, an animal pound, humane society or veterinary hospital can scan your pet and access your information on a national database in order to contact you.
For more information, visit www.24petwatch.com. You can also use this website to register a microchip that was implanted by Emeryville Animal Hospital.