Losing a pet is devastating. That’s why we use collars and leashes and sometimes spend a fortune on fencing to keep our pets safe at home. Unfortunately, none of these methods are foolproof. That’s why we recommend microchipping your pet. Microchipping is a permanent form of identification that could help reunite you with your lost pet. Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are implanted in the shoulder blade area. Sedation isn’t required to implant a microchip. After placement, we recommend you have the microchip scanned annually to ensure it’s placed properly and still works.