What is Dog Microchip?
At Plymouth Veterinary Hospital, we use Home Again microchips for permanently identifying your dog. A dog microchip—the size of a grain of rice—goes beneath your dog's skin. This permanent ID can never be removed or become impossible to read. Home Again uses this ID to contact you and reunite you with your dog.
How the Microchip Works
A Home Again microchip is a permanent pet ID. The microchip itself has no internal energy source so that it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the dog's shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary where the chip is located to transmit the microchip's unique dog ID code and positively identify the pet.
About the Microchipping Procedure
Dog microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to an injection and takes only a few seconds. No anesthetic is required.
How the Microchip Brings Your Dog Home
Home Again standard chip is the only dog microchipping product on the market today that has the patented anti-migration feature to help ensure that the microchip will stay in place so that it may be easily located and scanned. If your dog gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or code. This is the number used by Home Again to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.
At Plymouth Veterinary Hospital, we will register your dog's microchip for you, and the registration of the microchip is for a lifetime. The cost of microchipping your dog is $85. Contact us today to make an appointment to microchip your dog!