What would you do if your cat or dog gets lost? Luckily, many shelters and vet clinics in our area are equipped with screening devices to detect microchips. Microchips are computer chips about the size of a grain of rice. Easily implanted under your pet’s skin by a hypodermic needle, microchips provide permanent identification that won’t wear out or get lost if the animal runs away. When scanned, the chip registers your pet’s unique number, and the shelter or clinic can call a 24-hour-a-day phone line to find your contact information. Without a doubt, microchips can help your pet get home safe and sound as soon as possible.