If your pet’s collar breaks or its collar tag falls off or becomes hard to read, a microchip permanently identifies your pet to help your pet get back to you if it’s lost or stolen.  At your next visit, ask your veterinarian about microchipping your beloved pet, so that he/she can be recovered if the unthinkable happens.  Any time a lost pet is brought into our hospital, we scan for a microchip and have been able to reunite many lost pets with their relieved owners.