Blog Should I Give My Dog a Microchip?
A microchip is a small device placed in a dog to identify the owner when the dog wanders off. It is not a GPS to tell you where the dog is located. Simply lets the pound or shelter know who the owner is so they can give you a call to go pick up your dog.
Microchipping is a quick and harmless procedure. The chip is inserted as an injection, therefore without any anesthesia, and remains under the skin. It can take place at animal shelters or your local veterinarian office. The cost varies depending on where you take your dog to get chipped. The industry price varies between $25 and $60.
Once the microchip is inserted you will go to a website and enter in your information. When the dog is taken to a vet’s office or animal shelter they will scan for the chip. The information pulled from the chip will allow them to call to let you know they have your dog.
The microchip will work throughout the entire dog’s life and will not cause any adverse side effects. It’s recommended that all dogs have a microchip, they are safe and will definitely come in handy!