What is a Microchip? A microchip is a radio-frequency identification transponder that carries a unique identification number, and is roughly the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is injected under the loose skin between your dog’s shoulder blades and can be done right outside during the clinic. It’s no more invasive than a vaccination.
According to statistics, one in three pets become lost at some point in their lives, and yours could very well be one of them. According to AKC Reunite, “Pets with microchips are up to 20 times more likely to be reunited with their owners.” It’s a simple procedure, it’s not expensive, and the risks are minimal. So, take this opportunity to have your dog microchipped, because the thought of losing him forever is too much to bear.
Traditional dog ID tags that hang from a collar are a common sense line of defense, however dog ID tags can easily become separated from your dog. In cases of dog theft, a dog ID tag is the first thing a thief will discard. However, a microchip for dogs is a permanent solution that ensures your dog can be properly identified by a veterinarian or animal shelter, and reunited with you.
You can get your dog microchipped on campus by our QK veterinarian, Dr. Kristin Williams (Dr. K) by appointment, or if you attend one of our seminars, we offer a MICROCHIP CLINIC with a discounted rate on the quick procedure. Dr. K will be able to microchip your pup for a $50 fee which includes the initial registration. This service is typically $65. The discounted fee also includes a $20 activation fee.