How Do They Microchip a Dog?

Is it painful to microchip a dog?

Microchipping is a painless procedure. Many owners naturally worry that placing a microchip inside their dog’s body will hurt. In fact, the procedure takes seconds and no anesthetic is required. The chip is injected between the shoulder blades, and your dog won’t feel a thing.

How much does it cost to chip your dog?

The average cost to have a microchip implanted by a veterinarian is around $45, which is a oneā€“time fee and often includes registration in a pet recovery database. If your pet was adopted from a shelter or purchased from a breeder, your pet may already have a microchip.

What are the side effects of microchipping a dog?

Although side effects are uncommon, microchipping a dog can sometimes bring upon varied effects such as temporary bleeding, hair loss, infection, abscesses and microchip migration. But the vast majority of dogs experience minimal or zero side effects from the implantation process.

Can you track your dog with a microchip?

No, you cannot track your dog through its microchip. A dog microchip is a tiny Near Field Communication (NFC) technology transponder inserted under a dog’s skin to give a permanent ID. Microchips can’t provide real-time tracking as a radio frequency identification device; they are ideal for pet identification.