How do microchip ID tags work?
The microchips are tiny capsules containing a registration number. A veterinarian inserts the capsule under the skin between the shoulder blades. It’s similar to getting a needle. Your information is then put into a national database so if your puppy is lost, identification is easy. Lost pets may be taken to the Humane Society or animal shelter for scanning identification. It’s not as easy as reading a tag, but it cannot be lost. It’s safe, effective and meets international standards.
Veterinarians may offer a special clinic at a pet store for reduced costs, or do it at their offices during the annual visit to save the office fee.
It’s very important to keep your contact information current. When you move or change phone numbers, update your registration data.