If your dog gets lost or is stolen, it’s a good idea to have a collar on her.When you need to find a missing dog, there’s a chance that a collar or tag could fall off.They’re a more reliable and permanent form of ID because they are placed under the dog’s skin.If your dog’s collar comes off, it is a good idea to have a chip in it.
Step 1: Put your dog in a tub.
She needs to be clean before you get her scuplture.The injection site is clean when the vet injects a chip into your dog.
Step 2: Do not chip your dog yourself.
A dog with a chip should not be injected at home.You can have legal action brought against you if you implant your dog yourself.Don’t buy a chip yourself even if you can buy it from a third part source.
Step 3: Take your dog to the vet.
A qualified medical professional should inject the chips.It is much safer for your dog because your vet knows where the chip should be placed, how much pressure is needed, and what to look for in the rare chance there is a reaction to it.If she isn’t injected in the right way, you can hurt her.
Step 4: You need to fill out the paperwork.
If you want your dog’s chip to be registered, you need to fill out the paperwork that comes with the chip.The information you give on the forms is how your dog will be returned if she is ever lost.The paperwork will be sent to the manufacturer’s database by your vet.The vet bill often includes a fee to register the paperwork.If your vet doesn’t give you a copy, you should make one.This will make sure that you have the correct information about your dog’s chip.
Step 5: Check the identification number of the chip.
Before your vet injects the microchip, she will place the reader over the needle to make sure it reads clearly and emits the right unique ID number.On your paperwork, the number should match that.You need to keep this number for your records.
Step 6: The nurse should hold your dog.
The exam room is where your vet can do the injection.The nurse will help her with the injection.The nurse will place one arm under your dog’s body and the other under her neck to hold her steady.He will hold the dog close to his body.
Step 7: The chip should be injected by the vet.
The place where the chip will be implanted is between your dog’s shoulder blades.You vet will pull up the skin in this area and she will put a small chip under it.If your dog is clean, the skin doesn’t need any preparation.
Step 8: Check the chip.
The vet will check the chip once it is in your dog’s skin to make sure it still works.Your dog is ready to go when the number reads the right unique ID.Every year, your vet will check the chip to make sure it’s working correctly.
Step 9: Your information needs to be kept up to date.
If you change your phone number, make sure to tell your vet or the manufacturer’s database about it.If your dog goes missing, they will update your information so she can be found.
Step 10: Understand why you should have a chip.
If your dog is lost, it is more likely that she will be returned to you.Your dog’s identification tags can fall off, but they never leave your dog.
Step 11: Understand how a chip works.
A chip is a device that emits radio waves.There are three different frequencies that a chip emits, but there are universal readers that can read all of them.The unique ID number attached to your paperwork will be displayed by the reader when the Frequency is read.This will let them know which database to contact in order to find your information.Your contact information is not contained in the chip.Your unique ID is used to access your paperwork.
Step 12: Know how long the chip lasts.
The power of the chips doesn’t make them run on it.The signal is reflected back to the scanner.Your dog will last her whole life if she is implanted with a chip.
Step 13: How much does a chip cost?
Most vets charge between $25 and $50 for the procedure.Depending on your vet, this will vary.
Step 14: It doesn’t affect your dog’s health.
There is very little chance of any side effects.Similar to a shot, there is only a small pain when the chip is injected.Your dog will only feel the sting for a short time.There may be a little more pain at the moment of injection if your dog is smaller.There is no need for surgery or anesthesia to implant the chip.She gets both procedures at once if she has the chip implanted at the same time as she is spaying or neutering.There have been a few documented cases of extreme side effects, such as microchip migration that leads to abscesses or death, but these are very rare.