Lifelong pet identification
that's safe and easy as a vaccination
 and small as a grain of rice  

Enduring the disappearance of your dog or cat is one of life's painful mysteries. Wouldn't it be reassuring if your pet could be permanently identified for life, even without a collar? Now it is possible – with the ResQ Microchip Identification system from Bayer Animal Health. Available at the Indian Head Animal Hospital, the ResQ pet retrieval system involves injecting a small microchip about the size of a grain of rice under the skin between the shoulder blades of a dog or a cat, in much the same way a vaccine is administered. Each chip is coded with a unique 10-digit code registered with PetLink.NET.

When a lost pet arrives at the shelter, a special hand- held scanner, similar to scanners used in supermarkets, is passed over the animal's shoulder blades. The scanner can read the identification code of the microchip below the skin surface. The shelter can then notify the registry, which immediately contacts the pet owner or if necessary a veterinarian, a relative or another person previously designated by the owner. Thousands of veterinary offices, animal shelters, and animal control agencies use these scanners routinely. They can match your pet's ID and owner information through a central database maintained 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by PetLink.NET.

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