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.

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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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