Canine Microchip Back

Losing a pet is a devastating experience. Each year thousands of pets go missing and never return. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance of your pet’s return should they ever escape or become lost. Of course, collars and identification tags should also be used but they can get lost and can be torn off easily. At Bickford Vet, we can microchip your dog so that they can be safely returned if they ever go missing.

How Microchipping helps your dog

Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are inserted under the pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. These microchips are quick and extremely safe to insert. The microchip can be scanned by shelters, veterinary hospitals and animal control offices if a lost pet is brought to them. This Microchip has all the important information about your pet, including a unique identification number and your contact information. Once you register your pet on the National pet recovery database, your pet can be returned to you if they are ever lost. After microchip implantation, pet owners receive a registration form to complete. Registering your pet’s microchip number and your contact information will include your pet in a national pet recovery database. Always keep this information up to date if you ever move or change phone numbers. Pets at any age can be microchipped.

Process of updating the contact information on your pet’s microchip

Bickford Vet uses the 24 Petwatch database. If you move or your contact information changes, please update at