Microchipping involves placing a small microchip device under the skin of your pet. This is a safe and reliable method of identification for your pet. The chip is introduced under the skin with a needle, much like receiving a vaccination injection. The information in the chip is retrievable by passing a scanner (humane societies and most vet clinics have the scanners) over the area where the chip is located (standardized to be the area between the shoulder blades). The information is registered on an international data base to facilitate easy identification of your pet.