How Microchipping Works
Pet microchipping is one of the most important measures you can take to protect your dog or cat. After one quick implantation procedure, your pet gains a permanent form of identification that cannot be removed or lost like a collar and tags. The implantable procedure is no more painful than any routine vaccination and highly affordable. Once implanted, the microchip is in place permanently. It is made from biocompatible materials that do not dissolve or decompose. Furthermore, the chip should never need to be replaced or recharged. Pet microchipping utilizes radio-frequency identification technology, which does not require a power source to function.
When your dog or cat is taken to an animal shelter, the staff there will scan him or her for pet microchipping. The chip receives sufficient power from the scanner to transmit its identification number. With this number, the shelter can then look up the appropriate contact information to tell you your pet's location. By keeping your contact information up-to-date with the registry, you ensure the shelter always know exactly who to call.
Contact our veterinary clinic to discuss pet microchipping for your dog or cat. We proudly serve Cockeysville, Lutherville-Timonium, Hunt Valley, Towson, and Sparks, MD, as well as the surrounding areas.