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Microchipping

Petworks offers Home Again microchipping which is a unique form of pet identification.

What is a Microchip?

A microchip is a small electronic chip enclosed in a bioglass cylinder. The cylinder is about the size of a grain of rice. Microchips are not GPS trackers. The chip uses Radiofrequency (RFID) to interact with a scanner and emit a unique number. This number corresponds with the information that you supply about your pet such as pet name, owner name and contact information. The procedure to place the microchip in your pet is simple and relatively painless. It is implanted with a syringe beneath your pet’s skin very similar to a vaccination. The microchip is usually implanted between your pet’s shoulder blades.

Once the microchip is implanted it is extremely important that it be registered to your pet in your name. There are many registration services available. The one used by Petworks is called SaveThisLife.com. If your pet becomes lost or displaced, the microchip becomes the best chance of reuniting you with your four legged family member. Veterinary hospitals, shelters and animal control officers across the country have microchip scanners. Using the scanner to obtain your pets microchip number will allow them to access your contact information and start the process of returning your pet.

Petworks recommends that all newly acquired pets be scanned for microchips. Implanting a microchip in your pet is an inexpensive way to give you peace of mind that your pet is permanently identified as yours. It is a safe and reliable way to increase the likelihood of a lost pet returning home.