North Shore Family Pet Hospital recommends that all pets be microchipped. It is the best way to ensure the safe return of your missing pet. We can microchip your dog or cat during your pet’s annual wellness exam.
Microchip implantation is a simple procedure and does not require your pet to be anesthetized. We implant a tiny microchip the size of a grain of rice between your pet’s shoulder blades and under the skin using a pre-loaded sterile syringe. The microchip is a tiny transponder, coded to display a unique identification number capable of being read by a hand-held scanner. The chip is registered with the manufacturer, linking your pet’s name with your contact information and your veterinarian.
If your pet were ever lost, veterinary hospitals, animal control, animal rescues and shelters across the country are now equipped with scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips. This gives you the best possible chance that you and your pet will be reunited.
At North Shore Family Pet we use the Home Again pet microchip system. You can also use the Pet Microchip Lookup web site to find a pet's owners based on the microchip number if you should find a lost pet. You can also give us a call and bring the found pet to our clinic and we will be happy to scan the pet for you to see if we can locate the owner.
At North Shore Family Pet Hospital, we are committed to the safe return of your pet in the unfortunate event he/she goes missing. Please ask us to microchip your pet during a wellness exam.