Yes, we strongly recommend every pet be microchipped. Microchip implantation is done by injecting a small microchip just underneath the skin. It only takes a second for a pet to disappear and providing them with a microchip significantly increases the chances of them being returned to you. All animal shelters and veterinarians carry microchip scanners to help locate lost animals. It is also very important to keep your microchip information up to date with the microchipping company. If your pet has a microchip but is not registered with you have them scanned and receive the company name and microchip number. Once you have that information you can contact the company to have them registered under your name.
Here at Pinellas Animal Hospital we use the resQ Pet Identification Systems. Once the microchip is placed a member of our staff will register your information on resQ’s website. For any further questions please call us or visit www.petlink.com.