A microchip is a permanent method of electronic identification. The chip itself is very small and is implanted subcutaneously (just under the skin) between the shoulder blades at the back of your pet’s neck. Each chip has a unique number that is detected using a microchip scanner. The owner’s information is often tied to the microchip so therefore, a lot of rescue organizations and veterinary clinics use them to find a dog’s owner if they get lost!
Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?
It is a good idea to microchip your dog in case they get lost. A lot of vet clinics and rescue organizations have scanners to locate the dog’s owner, so the lost dog can be reunited with their family!
How does a microchipping work and is it safe for my dog?
Microchips are being implanted in dogs and cats by veterinarians, animal shelters and breeders for identification purposes. They are implanted just under the skin between the shoulder blades at the back of your dog’s neck. Microchip implants are marketed as a safe and permanent form of identification that typically lasts the lifetime of the dog.
How much does it cost to microchip a dog?
Please give us a call at the clinic at 709-753-0506 and we would be happy to give you all of the details related to the pricing of microchipping your dog!