Each year, millions of pets become lost or displaced. In fact, 1 in 3 pets will go missing sometime during their lifetime. The Avid® Microchip is an implantable medical device that safely and permanently identifies your pet. Since 1985 Avid Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are typically injected between the shoulder blades with a 12-gauge needle. The procedure is similar to receiving routine vaccination through a needle and most pets don’t even react when the microchip is injected. Because the microchip is biocompatible, the pet will not experience any adverse reactions. The microchip provides a safe, permanent form of identification.