What is a Pet Microchip?
A microchip permanently identifies your pet and can help your pet get back home if it is lost or stolen. Even if their collar breaks or they lose their tags, a microchip is permanent!
A pet microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is encoded with a unique ID number that will be assigned to your pet. No two microchips have the same ID number. The microchip is placed between your dog’s or cat’s shoulder blades under a veterinarian’s supervision.
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Microchips in dogs do NOT have GPS, meaning dogs cannot be tracked when microchipped. Instead, the microchip, when scanned, simply turns on for a few seconds to communicate their unique ID number to the scanner. A veterinarian or animal shelter can look up the ID number to find the dog’s owner.
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Microchips in dogs each come with their own unique ID number. This ID number is associated with an owner’s identification information. When a chip is scanned, it turns on briefly to send that ID number to the scanner, allowing a veterinarian to see the chip number and look up the owner’s information.
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While microchips will not track your dog, they are a great way to locate them if they are picked up by an animal shelter or vet’s office. A microchip will communicate an ID number that is associated with you, the dog’s owner. To ensure you can always be found, make sure to update your contact information associated with your dog’s microchip when you change your address or phone number.
Carolina Ranch offers quick and easy dog microchip implantation services. Contact us online today to schedule an appointment or to learn more!
Microchipping is a safe procedure that involves inserting a microchip into your dog underneath the skin between the shoulder blades. Having your dog microchipped can help to increase the likelihood of getting your dog returned to you if they get lost or stolen, and the microchips generally last 25 years.
Have any questions about microchips? Carolina Ranch can help answer any questions you have. Contact us today and we’ll be glad to help!
Pet microchips cannot be removed or damaged accidentally by your pet. If you want to have your pet’s microchip removed, it can be removed by a veterinarian. However, it is not recommended. Although the process to implant a microchip is relatively quick and simple, removing one involves surgery. Most vets will not perform surgery to remove a microchip unless it is adversely affecting your pet’s health.
Microchipping is a quick process that involves inserting a needle underneath the cat’s skin and implanting a microchip that is used for identification purposes. The procedure feels no different to your cat than their regular vaccinations and your cat will not be able to feel the microchip once it is implanted. You should always make sure your cat is microchipped by a licensed professional to ensure that the microchip is implanted safely and effectively.
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A microchip is not a tracking device. It can only be “turned on” for a few seconds at a time by a handheld microchip scanner that is passed over the area the microchip is implanted to read the microchip’s unique ID number. Veterinarians and shelters have these scanners and use them to help lost pets all of the time. If you find a lost pet, The Ranch can scan the found pet for a microchip. If a microchip is located, we can guide you on how to contact the owner to return their pet to them.
Call our ranch coordinators at 919-662-3200 if you are interested in learning more about pet microchips or to schedule an appointment.