If a pet becomes lost from their owner, they stand a much better chance of being returned if they are microchipped. A microchip is a tiny device about the size of a grain of rice, which is inserted just underneath the skin and between the shoulder blades of a dog or cat. If they become separated from their owner and are brought to a shelter or veterinarian, they can easily be scanned and their unique identification number will bring up the owner’s contact information.

Dr. Sandifar suggests that all your furry family members be microchipped in the event you become separated. Please call Gulf Coast Veterinary Hospital to schedule an appointment to have your pet microchipped today!