Cat & Dog Microchip

Microchips are tiny, but they can provide a significant benefit to pets and their families. Our animal hospital in Northeast Ohio offers microchipping for pets of all ages and sizes, because we know how important it is for them to stay connected to their families, no matter how many miles separate them. Millions of pets manage to run away and get lost every year, and many do not return to their homes. With a cat or dog microchip, your pet’s chances of being found and traced back to you are much higher.

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How a Microchip is Placed

Microchipping your pet is a simple and quick procedure, with no sedation required. In fact, it’s actually quite painless. The microchip is transferred through a needle and placed under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades, where it should remain for life. It’s no bigger than a grain of rice, but it possesses a unique ID number that you need to register under your name, address, and phone number.

Registering Your Pet’s Microchip

As soon as your pet has their microchip, you need to enroll it into the PETtrac Pet Recovery Network provided by the chip’s manufacturer, Avid. Just go to to get started!

Reading a Cat or Dog Microchip

If your pet gets lost and a good Samaritan brings them to another animal hospital or shelter, their staff can use a microchip scanner to read the ID number on your pet’s chip. They wave the scanner over your pet to detect the chip, which responds to the scanner’s radio waves and transmits the ID number back to the scanner. They can then enter this number into the database to locate your information.

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My dogs look great! The best part is they had a great time.

- Barb C.   

Laura is always so friendly and gives Phoebe a beautiful hair do! The rest of the staff is also very friendly and professional!

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From seeing our dog Tango through skin & thyroid issues, and then ACL repairs on both his legs the Doctors and staff have been awesome.

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Go above and beyond! So thankful for everything they did while caring for my dog.

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Great service! They're so sweet to my dog and very reasonable with prices.

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The vets and staff here are amazing. I appreciate every single one of you and the treatment you provide to my pets.

– Leah D.   

Countless times I have gone to them with healthy or sick pets that mean the world to me. And every time they have given them all the very best care I could ever have asked for. And then some.

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