Each year, thousands of dogs and cats are lost and returned to their owners thanks to Home Again Microchips. This minor procedure installs a tiny chip the size of a grain of rice under your pet's skin, usually between the shoulder blades. If he or she is ever lost, microchipping provides a safe, effective way to help your pet make it home safely. Once the microchip is inserted, the pet is identified for life. Microchips are safe, unalterable and permanent identification for pets. We strongly recommend microchipping all animals. In the event they are separated from you, it may be your only means of being reunited with them.
Inserting the microchip is simple and causes minimal or no discomfort. It comes pre-loaded in a syringe, ready for insertion. The entire procedure takes less than 10 seconds. Post-injection reactions are very rare and the encapsulated microchip remains in place permanently.
Each tiny microchip is encoded with unique information about your pet and entered into a national database. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips. If your pet is lost, his or her microchip is scanned and the information is used to reunite you and your best friend.When your dog has a microchip as permanent identification in Pennsylvania, you can use this as its lifetime state license.
You can also use the Pet Microchip Lookup web site to find a pet's owners based on the microchip number, independent of the microchipping company.