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How Big is a Microchip?

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Every day in the United States, 10,000 pets get lost. That is one cat or dog every 7 seconds! Having your pet microchipped with up-to-date contact information in a microchip registry can greatly increase the chances of a fast and happy reunion. So how big is a microchip?

For its small size, a microchip can make an absolutely HUGE difference in your (and your pet’s) life. We always say that a microchip is about the size of a grain of rice, but how big is a microchip exactly? We thought it might be fun to show you how microchips stack up to some other tiny items.

So, from left to right: a bean, a microchip, a capsule, a gummy bear, a paperclip, ear buds, and a hard candy.  Do you have more microchip questions?

how big is a microchip

The Michelson Found Animals Foundation’s mission of saving pets and enriching lives is made possible by the generous contributions of Dr. Gary Michelson and Alya Michelson.