Every year, millions of pets go missing and many never return home. Microchipping your pet is a safe, easy way to prevent this tragedy. A microchip about the size and shape of a grain of rice is implanted under your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The microchip contains a unique number that corresponds to a national pet database that includes your pet’s vital information. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country have special scanners that allow them to detect and read the microchip, leading to a safe recovery for your pet.