About the Microchipping Procedure
Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to an injection and takes only a few seconds. No anesthetic is required.
How the Microchip Works
A Home Again microchip is a permanent pet ID. The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pet’s shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary where the chip is located to transmit the microchip’s unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.
How the Microchip Brings Your Pet Home
Home Again’s microchip products have patented anti-migration feature to help ensure that the microchip will stay in place so that it may be easily located and scanned. If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat ID code. This is the number used by Home Again to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.
Ready to Enroll?
If your pet is microchipped but you have not enrolled, your pet is not fully protected! Enroll your pet today or contact your veterinarian for more details.