What is a Microchip?
A microchip is a safe, simple and permanent form of pet identification to immediately identify lost pets and quickly reunite them with their owners. The microchip is injected under your pet's skin over the shoulders. Each chip contains a unique barcode (much like those seen on products in stores). The chip is gentle to the tissues, and does not cause a reaction to the body. When a scanner is passed over the pet, the bar code is read. Most veterinary clinics and animal shelters have a scanner, so this is a valuable tool in getting those lost dogs and cats back where they belong.
At Clear Lake Veterinary Service, we can "chip" your pet during a regularly scheduled appointment, or it is easily injected during surgical procedures, such as spaying or neutering. Call us (715-263-3003) for more information.