Collars and tags can be removed or get lost, and tattoos can become illegible over time. That’s why microchipping your pets is so important. Animal microchips are about the size of a grain of rice, and are implanted just below the skin’s surface through a needle. If your pet ever gets lost, a microchip is his or her best chance of being returned to you. Most animal shelters and humane societies automatically scan incoming animals for microchips. The average cost of a microchip is around $45. Some humane societies and organizations may offer the service at a reduced cost.
Is your pet microchipped?