Microchipping Services in Farmington Hills
- Do not hurt your pet.
- Do not require surgery
- Do not wear out
- Give your pet the best chance of coming back home to you!
- More than 8 million animals end up in shelters every year.
- About 20% of dogs and less are reclaimed by their owners.
- Less than 2% of cats are ever reclaimed by their owners.
What is a Microchip?
A microchip is permanent pet ID for your pet. This is the number used by to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pets shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchips unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.
How is Pet Micro chipped?
Micro chipping is very simple procedure. A microchip is the size of a rice grain (12mm). Micro chipping just takes a few seconds and the veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets just like he performs a regular vaccination. The microchip is injected beneath the surface of your pet’s skin in-between the shoulder blades. Your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.
Long Coated Breeds
- Long coated breeds cats-Persians, Himalayans, etc.
- Long coated dogs-Yorkies, Lhasa Apsos, Shih Tzus and most terriers and poodles.
- Need to be groomed on a daily basis every 6-10 weeks.
- Bath, nail trimming, ear cleaning and a good brush out.
- De-matting –mats are very uncomfortable.
Q: What is micro chipping, and can it be done to any animal?
A: A needle is used to place a little chip under the animal’s skin, usually between the shoulder blades. That chip has a unique number on it that can be picked up and read by a scanner. It can be done to lots of different animals, including horses, dogs, cats, ferrets, and most other mammals.
Q: How long does it take, and does it have to be done by a veterinarian?
A: It takes the same amount of time it takes to give any injection. It takes seconds. It takes more time to do the paperwork than implant the microchip. No,it doesn’t have to be done by a veterinarian, although it’s recommended a veterinarian do it.
Q: Is it painful to my pet?
A: It hurts about as much as having blood drawn or a vaccination It’s a large needle. There’s a pinch. A lot of people have it done when their pets are being spayed or neutered for that reason. But I’ve seen a lot of animals not even flinch when it happens.
Q: What does it cost?
A: If you’re going to a vet just to get a microchip done, it’s probably going to cost around $58. But if you have it done while you’re having other things done, like your regular checkup, then it will probably be a bit less because you’ve already paid for the office visit.
Q: I’ve heard animals have died when a chip was implanted incorrectly. Is the procedure dangerous?
A: There have been some cases of complications. It’s rare, but it can happen. That’s why, even though there’s no law that requires veterinarians implant the chips, we recommend it. Because it does matter where you put it and how you inject it.
Q: Have studies found an increased risk of cancer in pets with microchips?
A: There have been animals that have developed tumors at the site of the microchip. It’s incredibly rare, compared to the millions and millions of animals that have had microchips implanted in them. It’s an incredibly low risk, but it can happen.