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Microchipping a Dog

Microchips are an effective backup option for pet identification. Approximately about 10 million pets go missing annually and microchipping your pet is a simple and effective procedure to ensure the pets return home.

Why is it important to ensure my dog is microchipped?

It is important to microchip pets because many of them get lost or stolen, with no means of identification. As a result, many pets will end up as strays in animal shelters. This can be a traumatic experience for both the pet and pet owner. Microchipping is an effective and simple way to ensure that your pet returns home.

How does a microchip work and is it safe?

Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are inserted under the skin, on the back of your pet. It is a safe and simple procedure, which probably hurts as much as a vaccination. Once the chip is inserted, it remains viable for the duration of your pet’s life. It will not fall off or be removed, unlike a dog tag.

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?

Please contact Baxter Animal Hospital directly to get a quote.

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