Microchipping your pet will increase your chances in being reunited with them if ever separated. Burlingame Family Pet Hospital uses “HomeAgain” microchips as a permanent lifetime Pet ID. The microchip itself is the size of a rice grain and is inserted in between the shoulder blades to reduce discomfort and to ensure that it is easy to find when scanning for the chip. When the procedure is done by an experienced veterinarian and/or Veterinary Nurse, it takes just a few seconds and is relatively painless. You can get your pet microchipped at any age, though we most often perform the procedure at their very first wellness exam or during a spay or neuter surgery.