The fear of losing a loved one is always in the back of one's mind. Help allay these fears by ensuring an easy way to trace them back to your home in the event they are ever lost. Microchips allow a microchip scanner (typically provided at your local veterinarian) to properly identify the chipped pet with their owner's contact information. This is done via a toll free phone call to a pet recovery database. The chip number is provided by the caller and the database then identifies the owner's contact information. This typically enables a safe and happy return home.