We encourage the use of microchips to enable your pet to be easily identified in the unfortunate event he or she is lost. Microchips are also required if your pet is traveling outside the country. To microchip your pet, a tiny computer chip – about the size of a grain of rice – is injected pain-free just under your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The number on the chip, along with your personal contact information, is then entered into a national database for easy retrieval. Should your pet be lost and found, you’ll be promptly reunited. Microchips are often injected at the time of spay or neuter.