What is Pet Micro-Chipping?
Implanting a microchip is a simple procedure that we perform right here at our Center Moriches Veterinary office. It’s a simple procedure and takes only a few seconds. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the loose skin between the should blades. Your pet will not react any more then they would to receiving a vaccination. If your pet is lost and taken to an animal shelter or veterinary hospital, they will use a microchip scanner to read your pets unique microchip ID code. Homeagain has an extensive network of 70,000 participating animal hospitals and shelters in the United States to find your pet fast. Once found, you will be notified immediately with the contact information you provide.
HomeAgain microchips work to reunite lost pets with their families.
Why Homeagain Microchip?
We use the Homeagain micro-chipping system. This is a 134khz system that works with domestic and international scanners. Unlike a lot of cheaper micro-chip systems that migrate around the body; Homeagain uses a patented Bio-Bond technology that makes sure the chip stays in place at the site of injection. This anti-migration technology makes it easier for a shelter or animal hospital to scan and identify your pet fast.
It’s a simple procedure that takes only a few seconds.
Once your pet is microchipped the next step is to enroll your pet’s microchip ID on the HomeAgain website. Enrollment adds a description and photo, along with your contact information, in the HomeAgain National Pet Recovery Database. This information is critical to reuniting you immediately with your lost pet once he is found.
Once enrolled, your pet is entitled to all the additional benefits of the HomeAgain annual membership, including:
- Updates to your pet or contact information online or by phone
- 24/7 access to our lost pet hotline
- Rapid Lost Pet Alerts and Lost Pet Posters
- 24/7 access to the Emergency Medical Hotline
- Travel Assistance for Found Pets
- and more
What do I do if I lose my pet?
Contact HomeAgain immediately to report your pet as lost. You can call 1-888-HomeAgain (1-888- 466-3242) or use this website. Once you provide them with information about the loss, they will distribute the lost pet alert throughout their network of veterinary clinics, shelters and pet rescuers. You can also go to their website and create a lost pet poster. As soon as your pet is found, you will be contacted immediately.
Does the chip ever need to be replaced?
No. The HomeAgain microchip lasts for the life of your pet. The chip itself does not have a power source or battery. Instead, when the microchip reader passes over the chip to scan it, the reader provides the chip enough power to transmit the pet’s ID number.
Why is microchipping the best method for pet identification.
Unlike traditional methods of identification, microchipping is a permanent solution that cannot be altered or removed. It is truly a set and forget method that provides lasting peace of mind.
Is the chip safe for my pet’s health?
Our chip has been through extensive testing to determine it is completely safe for your beloved pet. The chip is the same size as a grain of rice and will not degenerate over time or cause any allergic reactions.
Does pet microchipping really work?
Absolutely. HomeAgain has reunited over two million lost pets with their owners to date. A pet is found and reunited with it’s owner every six minutes. Throughout the United States, there is an extensive network of over 70,000 participating veterinary hospitals and shelters.