Our animal hospital in Charlotte, NC offers microchipping for our patients using the HomeAgain microchip identification system. We register the microchip for you at the time it is implanted and the fee includes your first year registration. The implantation is quick and painless for your pet and gives you peace of mind that your pet can be located if he or she is ever lost. A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Each microchip has a number that is unique to your pet.
When a microchip is implanted, the pet owner is given a registration form to complete. Registering the number on the microchip includes your pet in a national pet recovery database. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number.
If a lost pet is picked up by animal control or found by a good Samaritan and presented to a veterinarian, a quick scan of the microchip reveals the identification number. A toll-free phone call to the pet recovery database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified. The pet owner can then be contacted and reunited with his or her pet.
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