Laredo Animal Clinic offers microchip identification for pets. We use the Datamars Chips which are proven for their safety and reliability. A microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for the pet’s entire life. This implant procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination.
Each microchip has a unique number. The number, along with the information you provide when registering your pet are added to a national registry. Most veterinarians and shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found, and the microchip is scanned, the registry is called and the owner is contacted.