Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding microchipping for pets below:
How is a pet microchip installed?
Our veterinarians will insert the microchip under your pet’s skin inbetween 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 usually done simultaneously as 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 peace of mind, knowing that you can be reunited with your pet if lost! For a specific price quote, contact our offices at Hoegemeyer Animal Clinic.
Are pet microchips safe?
Complications from the implantation process are extremely rare. The benefits of a pet being correctly identified and returned to its owner will far outweigh the small risk of possible complexities. Our veterinarians are experienced in injecting RFID microchips into pets and completely 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. Without any dilemmas, the microchips last the entire life of your pet.
Call us today at Hoegemeyer Animal Clinic in Kerrville, Texas, to have your pet microchipped for a safe, easy procedure that gives you extra peace of mind knowing that your pet has the greatest chances of being reunited with you if they should happen to get lost.