If your pet is lost, you want him or her returned home as quickly as possible. A microchip is an affordable, effective way to ensure your pet returns home safely.
A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is implanted underneath your pet’s skin (usually between the shoulder blades) in a procedure similar to a vaccination, and is relatively painless. Each microchip is encoded with identifying information about your pet.
Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips; if your pet is missing, his or her microchip is scanned and the information it contains is used to reunite you and your companion.
The Veterinary Center of East Northport uses the Petlink microchip system. Please ask a staff member for more details about microchipping your pet.