A microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath a pet’s skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for the pet’s entire life. This procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination. Canfel Care Animal Hospital uses the HomeAgain microchip system.
Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national pet registry. Most veterinarians and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found, and the microchip is scanned, the registry is called and the owner is contacted.
Our insertion package includes registration and the first year’s membership.
If you have found a stray, please bring it in for a free microchip scan.
For additional information on microchipping your pet, please visit HomeAgain.