How the Microchip Works
A HomeAgain 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 to allow the chip to transmit your pets unique ID code. That code is linked to your contact information that can be looked up using a global microchip data base.
About the Microchipping Procedure
Having your pet microchipped is a simple procedure. One of our Veterinarians or LVMTs simply injects the microchip, 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 giving a vaccine and takes only a few seconds. No anesthetic is required.
How the Microchip Brings Your Pet Home
At ACVH your pet can be microchipped with a HomeAgain microchip. HomeAgain has the only pet microchip on the market that has a patented anti-migration feature to help keep the chip in place, ensuring it can 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 number is used to identify your pet, retrieve your contact information, and get your pet back home to you as soon as possible!
If your pet was microchipped at ACVH, or with a HomeAgain microchip from a different hospital, you can check the status of your pet’s chip on HomeAgain’s website.
Make sure you keep your information up-to-date with the microchip company!