Microchips are very quick and easy to place in both dogs and cats. One out of every four pets will be lost at some time in their lives. Without any identification 90% of them don't ever get returned home. Microchips can be critical to returning these pets to their owners. They provide a lifelong identification and cannot be lost like name tags. Nearly every veterinarian and shelter has scanners that can detect these chips regardless of their manufacturer. They can be placed during any visit. The procedure is as easy as giving a vaccine and is quite inexpensive.