Microchipping a Dog
A microchip is a form of permanent identification for your dog. It is a small chip the size of a grain of rice that is inserted under the dog’s skin, between the shoulders.
Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?
If your dog is ever lost and found, all shelters and vet clinics have a scanner to read the microchip. Microchips have a code unique to your dog, and the finder will not get any of your personal information. We at the clinic call the microchip company, and they contact you on our behalf to let you know where your dog was brought in. They do not act as a GPS.
How does microchipping work and is it safe for my dog?
A sterile needle containing the microchip is inserted under the dog’s skin. The microchip is injected into the subcutaneous layer and remains there for your dog’s life! We often do this when they are under anesthetic for their spay or neuter, but it can be done awake as well.
How much does it cost to microchip a dog?
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