Microchipping a Dog
Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?
Microchipping is a safe and inexpensive way of reuniting lost pets with their families. Hundreds of pets go missing every month and we want to get your pet home as quickly and safely as possible. Lost pets are generally brought into nearby veterinary clinics or the local Humane Society to be scanned for a microchip, especially if they are not wearing a collar with any tags.
How does microchipping work and is it safe for my dog?
We recommend microchipping your pet while they are in for spay/neuter surgery. The procedure can be done at any time, but if done while under anesthesia your dog won’t even know it happened. Microchips are small glass cylinders about the size and shape of a grain of rice. They are injected subcutaneously, between the pet’s shoulder blades. They are not GPS trackers, but they do have a radio transmitter and a unique ID number that is registered to your pet with the microchip company. Your pet’s microchip number also goes into their record in our computer system. All pets that get a microchip also get an ID tag that is a visual indicator for the person that finds your pet. However, unlike tags, a microchip is permanent.
How much does it cost to microchip a dog?
Cost to microchip your pet is $55.00 plus taxes.