What is a Pet Microchip?

If your dog’s collar breaks or its collar tag falls or becomes illegible, a microchip permanently identifies your to help your pet get back to you if it is lost or stolen.

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. Implantation is quick, easy and virtually painless — similar to a vaccine injection — and can be performed during a regular clinic visit. Another great time have a microchip placed is when your dog or cat gets spayed or neutered.

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It will cost between $40 – $60 to microchip a dog near Raleigh. The price is well worth it if a dog is lost without their collar. In these cases it’s hard to identify and return a beloved pet home.

Carolina Ranch offers quick and easy microchip implantation for dogs in the Raleigh area. Contact us online today to schedule an appointment or to learn more!

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.

For more information on microchips, contact Carolina Ranch online today and one of our veterinary technicians will be in touch promptly!

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.

Carolina Ranch is happy to answer any questions you may have on microchipping a dog. Contact us online today!

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!

Scanning a microchip is quick and painless.

Don’t forget to ask about our Dog Microchip look up services

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. Veterinarians also check pet’s microchips during annual wellness exams for a few different reasons. First, to make sure all is working properly and secondly to start a conversation about whether your information is up to date on your pet’s microchip enrollment record.

Ask one of our ranch coordinators if you are interested in learning more about pet microchip and microchips for dogs or to schedule an appointment.