We recommend the Home Again chip for permanent identification of your dog or cat. Although it has been available for years, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita showed how important it can be to identify your pet permanently. Although hurricanes are pretty rare around here, we still have many pets that wander off or are lost each year. The Home Again chip identifies the pet permanently so that if lost or injured, it can be reunited to the owner by being scanned by a small instrument that is used by veterinarians and Animal Control Officers. It is small, like a grain of rice and is injected under the skin between the shoulder blades. It is not visible once injected. It is very safe and takes just seconds to do. We usually do it while pets are under anesthesia for neutering but can typically be given to any dog or adult cat at any time.
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