Microchipping a Dog

Did you know that one in three pets will be lost during their lifetime? Identification is the best way to get your pet home and microchips are a great way to help make that happen.

Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?

Should anything happen, microchips are the most reliable form of permanent identification for pets for helping them reunite with their families.

How does microchipping work and is it safe for my dog?

Although there is no need for an anesthetic when implanting a microchip, most of our patients are microchipped when they are spayed or neutered, as there is a bit of discomfort involved and we want to maintain a good and friendly relationship with your dog. Having a microchip is similar to having a vaccine. The chip is implanted in the skin between the shoulder blades. Microchips are completely safe when adequately implanted by a veterinarian or trained professional.