Microchipping and subsequent free-of-charge registration provides secure identification of your pet. The chip is the size of a rice corn and will be injected under your animal's skin. Implanting the chip won't hurt more than a routine vaccination.
A microchip will normally last the lifetime of your pet because it is composed of biocompatible materials that will not degenerate over time. A microchip can be scanned an indefinite number of times.
Implanting the chip is only the first step. In order to protect your animal, should it get lost, you must register your pet's microchip, so the number can be assigned to the description of your animal, your name and your address. It is vital that you keep your contact information up to date so that you can be reached.