Microchips for pets are safe, easy and affordable. The low-cost Datamars microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. It is permanently implanted in your pet to ensure that it can be identified quickly. Each chip has a unique identification number that links your pet to your details once your pet is registered through the company who has made the microchip. Each year thousands of lost animals are taken in by shelters and humane societies across the country. Some of these animals never make it home because they can not be identified. If your contact information changes, it is easy to update the contact information related to the chip.
In 2008 the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine decided that only licensed veterinarians are able to implant microchips in pets. Animal microchips are typically implanted just beneath the surface of the skin, between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to receiving a vaccination through a needle. The microchip remains just beneath the skin for the rest of the animals lifetime, becoming a permanent form of identification. Microchips have no know side-effects.