A microchip is a very small (about the size of a grain of rice) chip that contains your pet’s permanent ID. In the event your pet is separated from you, it may be your only means of being reunited with him or her. At West Hills Animal Hospital & Emergency Center, we strongly recommend that every pet receive a microchip.
We can microchip your dog or cat during your pet’s wellness exam. It is a simple procedure and no anesthetic is required. We place a very small microchip underneath your pet’s skin that contains your contact information. During your visit we can also scan them to see if they already have a microchip and to make sure the microchip is functioning.
You can visit Veterinary Partners’ microchipping FAQs page to learn more about some of the most frequently asked questions about microchip implantation.
You can also use the Pet Microchip Lookup web site to find a pet’s owners based on the microchip number if you should find a lost pet. You can also give us a call and bring the found pet to our clinic and we will be happy to scan the pet for you to see if we can locate the owner.