Microchipping and Pet Identification

When a pet goes missing, a microchip can dramatically increase the odds that they find their way home. The staff at Marion Animal Hospital highly recommends this simple and quick procedure.

Microchipping and Pet Identification

Microchips are tiny electronic devices about the size of a grain of rice that use radio waves to transmit identification information. Pet microchips store unique identification numbers that show once the chip is scanned. This number can be reported to the appropriate microchip company, where the owners’ contact information is stored. Microchips are made of a material that is compatible with body tissues, so rejection and infection at the site of microchip injection are rare.