All too often we hear of those sad stories of a lost pet on the news or in social media. If these pets are microchipped, it is much more likely they will be reunited with their owners. What is a microchip? A microchip is a tiny device about the size of a grain of rice and like a computer chip contains information about your pet. It holds not only the owner’s information but also the veterinarian who placed the chip. This little device is inserted virtually painlessly under your pet’s skin. If your pet is found they can be brought to a shelter or local animal clinic for identification. The doctor will scan over where the chip is placed and if a chip is present, the data is displayed and contact is made immediately with the pet’s owner. If you are interested in microchipping please call the staff at Lee’s Veterinary Hospital to set up an appointment for your animal companion.