Thousands of pets become lost every day and microchip identification is the one reliable way to reunite these lost pets with their owners. The procedure is safe, easy, inexpensive, and practically painless.
Microchipping is now a legal requirement for registration of dogs in Riverside county!
The microchip itself is about the size of a grain of rice. It contains a tiny metallic "bar code" surrounded by an inert membrane which makes it non-reactive when it is placed under the skin. The microchip is injected under the skin between the shoulder blades with a hypodermic-type syringe. Although the needle itself is larger than those used for vaccinations, most pets don't seem to notice any more than any other injection.
Once the chip is implanted, we will confirm the number with our handheld scanner, similar to those used at shelters, animal controls, and other veterinary hospitals. It is of utmost importance that you then register your pet with the information you will receive at check out and keep it updated any time your phone number or address changes. The cost of our microchips includes free lifetime registration with unlimited information updates.
If your pet becomes lost, any animal care facilities will scan him or her for a microchip by simply waving the microchip scanner over the pet's skin. The scanner provides the unique serial number of the microchip, which can then be traced through a consolidated database of microchip manufacturers. As long as your contact information is kept current, the animal care facility will be able to reach you regarding your missing pet; if the information is not current the facility will report the pet as found so that you will be alerted if you call the microchip company.
Some owners feel that their pet doesn't need identification because he or she is always in the house, but in our experience these are the most likely pets to become lost when they get outside by accident. Industry figures report that 8,000 pets every day are located and returned home because they have a microchip; help improve the chances of your pet becoming a positive statistic by having your pet microchipped today!
Still need to register your pet? Use our free database sponsored by 911PetChip, no matter who the manufacturer of your pet's microchip.
Is your pet missing? Click here to access the Universal Pet Microchip Lookup to ensure your contact information is current and accessible.