No one wants to think about their pet running away or getting lost or taken, but it happens sometimes. Getting your pet microchipped is an affordable measure of insurance against this misfortune.

Here at Crystals Springs Pet Hospital, we use Datamars microchips. The chip is inserted under the loose skin between the shoulder blades, and the procedure is no more invasive than a vaccine. The chip lasts a lifetime. It’s not a tracking device, but if your lost pet ends up at an animal shelter or vet’s office, the odds are good that you will be reunited.