Microchipping

Here at Companion Pet Clinic we proudly administer 24 Hour Pet Watch ISO Microchips.

What is an ISO standard Microchip?

The International Standards Organization, or ISO, has approved and recommended a global standard for microchips. The global standard is intended to create an identification system that is consistent worldwide. For example, if a dog was implanted with an ISO standard microchip in the U.S. travels to Europe with its owners and becomes lost, the ISO standard scanners in Europe would be able to read the dog’s microchip. If the dog was implanted with a non-ISO microchip and the ISO scanner was not forward- and backward-reading (universal), the dog’s microchip might not be detected or be read by the scanner.

The ISO standard frequency is 134.2 kHz.

Here’s what you need to know about microchipping:

  • The procedure is nothing more than an injection similar to a vaccine or routine shot that inserts the microchip—which is about the size of a grain of rice—under your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades.
  • A microchip is not a GPS, so it cannot be used to locate your pet. But it can be used to identify him or her and facilitate a quick reunion.
  • It’s important to keep your contact information up to date so you can be notified when your pet is found.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to have your pet implanted with a 24 Hour Pet Watch ISO Microchip, please call 503-543-6464.

Helping return lost pets

Video courtesy of AVMA and the AHAA Microchip Look Up Tool