One of the most important things you can do to protect your pet is to assure it's identification. A frightening number of pets enter the animal shelter system each year simply due to the fact that animal control has no means by which to return a pet to it's loving home. Collars and external tags are helpful, and should be used, but can fall off (or be taken off). Microchips are a permanent form of identification. A small chip the size of a grain of rice is implanted under your pets skin in the same manner as giving a vaccine. The chip contains information about your pet and can be read using a special scanner. We will supply you with the means to register your pet's microchip information with a national database. Most veterinary hospitals and animal control agencies have these special scanners and will use them to attempt to identify stray pets. We use Bayer ResQ Microchips.