How is a pet microchip installed?
Our vets at Wilkinson Animal Hospital will insert the microchip under your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades using a hypodermic needle. The process takes seconds and is similar to receiving a vaccination. The microchip implant is no larger than a grain of rice. The procedure is not painful and is commonly performed at the same time an animal is spayed or neutered. Microchipping can be performed on a number of different pets such as dogs, cats, ferrets, and many others.
How much does microchipping cost?
Even with the accompanying registration fees, implanting a microchip in your pet is inexpensive. For a nominal fee you gain a peace of mind, knowing that you can be reunited with your pet if lost! For a specific price quote, contact our offices at Wilkinson Animal Hospital.
Are pet microchips safe?
Complications are extremely rare during implantation process. The benefits of a pet being correctly identified and returned to its owner far outweigh the small risk of possible complications. Our veterinarians are experienced in injecting RFID microchips into pets and strongly recommend the procedure for all pets.
How long will the microchip last?
The microchip capsule is made of a strong biocompatible glass that won’t cause an allergic reaction when it is inserted under your pet’s skin. Absent of any complications, the microchips last the entire life of your pet.
Please call us today at Wilkinson Animal Hospital to have your pet microchipped. It is a safe, easy procedure that may be invaluable to you and your pet. We are one of the premier animal hospitals in Gastonia, North Carolina, offering microchipping services for pets.