Veterinarian Service

Pet Microchipping

If your pet gets lost, a microchip can help them find their way home. A microchip is available at North Phoenix Animal Clinic (includes lifetime registration) for $55.00

Pet Microchipping in Phoenix, AZ

A microchip is a very small object that contains specific identifying data about a pet. It has a code that corresponds to the pet owner’s contact information and is about the size of a grain of rice. This makes it possible to quickly return lost dogs or cats to their proper homes.
cat with microchip scanner

Why should you microchip your pet?

Over 10 million pets are reported missing each year, and one in three pets will go missing at some point in their lives, according to PetFinder. Any veterinarian or animal shelter can use a specialized microchip scanner to identify your pet’s microchip and contact you as soon as possible in the event that it goes missing and is found. According to one study, pets with microchips were recovered 52% more frequently than pets without them, who did so only 22% of the time. Make sure to notify the microchip manufacturer if you move or alter your contact information at any time so they can promptly update their records.

How is the pet microchipped?

In order to protect it from damage or removal, the microchip is housed inside a needle and inserted between the shoulder blades. Your pet is safe and secure once the microchip is implanted because it remains there permanently. Any veterinarian will be able to locate the microchip using a handheld scanner if your pet ever needs to be identified (for example, if it has run off and been found by the authorities).