Help them Get Home: Easy & Reliable Pet Microchipping

We all think “it’ll never happen to me,” but the simple truth is that in spite of our best efforts, our four-legged friends will pull out of their collar or harness, bolt out of the car, or sneak out an open door at one point or another. To keep a runaway pet from become a lost pet, we recommend having your canine or feline companion painlessly fitted with a tiny, affordable microchip.

How Pet Microchipping Works

Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital’s veterinarians encourage all pet owners to have their pets microchipped. The microchip itself is actually a small transponder, about the size of a grain of rice, and is implanted under the skin over the shoulder blades. This small chip transmits a coded number when scanned by a device. That number corresponds your pet’s owner information, effectively acting as a permanent ID tag that will help him or her get home in the absence of a collar. Almost all veterinary hospitals, SPCAs, and animal rescue organizations have microchip scanners on hand to help lost pets find their way.

The implantation of a microchip is quick and easy, involving only a simple injection under the skin. This is often done when the animal is anesthetized for a routine spay or neuter, but the procedure can be done anytime, including during a routine wellness visit!

Consider microchipping your pet today. Call us if you’d like to know more.