Do you really need a microchip for your dog or cat?
A microchip is a rice grain sized pellet that is injected under the skin of your pet that allows the animal to be traced back to the owner if the pet becomes lost or escapes his/her confines. The whole procedure at your vet, from parking the car to hugging the receptionist good bye takes less than a half hour. Is it painful? Consider what you might feel if donating blood, that’s it. The deal includes a tag with a phone number to call and a chip ID if the animal is discovered by a person without a scanner. (Most shelters and animal control agents carry a scanner that recognizes the chip).