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Pets can get lost no matter how responsible an owner you are. Doors can be accidentally left open, houses can be burgled, and cats and dogs may run off if frightened by loud noises. While collars and tags are a common first line of identification, they can easily be lost or removed.

A microchip is an electromagnetic coil in a capsule the size of a grain of rice. It offers a permanent, unique, and reliable form of identification for your pet. Once implanted under your pet’s skin, it can be scanned to display your pet’s unique microchip number and aids significantly in helping to reunite you with your pet.

Why Microchip?

Permanent Identification

Unlike collars and tags, a microchip cannot be lost or removed. Your contact details can be updated easily.

Simple and Quick

Microchipping is a quick, simple, and relatively painless one-time injection, typically implanted between your pet's shoulder blades.

Early and Flexible

It can be done from as early as 8 weeks of age, during a wellness consultation, or while your pet is under anesthesia for another procedure.

Proof of Ownership

Microchip registration proves that you are the pet parent, avoiding any doubt during times of crisis or relocation.

Our Microchipping Service

When your pet is microchipped at Cayman Animal Hospital, you will receive an official certificate with:

In case your pet gets lost or stolen, the unique microchip number can be read by a simple portable scanner, aiding in a quick reunion.

Registration and Maintenance

International Database: Clients are required to register their pets on the international database after microchipping.

Keep Information Current: Update the database if you move house or change contact information to ensure your pet’s details are always current.

Travel Requirements

All pets traveling overseas require an International Standards Organization (ISO)-compliant microchip for identification. At Cayman Animal Hospital, we use 15-digit, ISO-compliant microchips to meet these standards, ensuring your pet is prepared for international travel and for emergencies such as hurricane evacuation.