Bella is Lost: Info about Microchips

Yesterday our puppy Bella got out of our yard and is now missing. We’ve been looking for her everyday, also putting up flyers and talking to people in the neighborhood. We’ve also gone to shelters and to the city pound and so far no luck.

We had her spayed about 4 months ago and we had a microchip put in so I’m hoping that someone will take her somewhere where they can scan her and get our information. We had a American Kennel Club chip put in and they’ve been very nice and are doing a lot to help us find her. They sent out emails to all the local vet hospitals and shelters with our dogs picture and information and they have also called us to get updates too. Now it is a waiting game, waiting to see if someone finds her and brings her home.


How the microchip works:

Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.

A American Kennel Club microchip is permanent pet ID. The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pet’s shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchip’s unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.

If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat ID code. This is the number used by American Kennel Club to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.

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