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Microchipping a Dog

A microchip is a small device about the size of a grain a rice that is implanted under the skin of your dog by our veterinarians. It contains a number that is registered specifically to identify your dog. A microchip is not a locating device, it has to be read by a microchip scanner at a veterinary hospital or animal shelter. It is very important to keep your address and phone numbers current with your dog’s microchip company to ensure you are contacted if your dog is found by someone else. If you have any questions regarding microchips for a dog, please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.

Why is it important to ensure my dog is microchipped?

A microchip is a form of identification for you to be reunited with your dog in case they are lost. A microchip will last their lifetime and can be updated easily with the microchip company if a phone number, address or change of ownership occurs. A microchip is also a mandatory form of identification if you decide to move to another country.

How does a microchip work and is it safe?

A microchip is very safe. Once implanted a microchip scanner is required to read the unique number that identifies your dog. Veterinary Clinics, animal shelters, and bylaw officers all have access to scanners. If your dog is identified, a quick call to the microchip company retrieves your information and your dog can get home safe and sound. For this reason, it is very important to keep your information updated with the microchip company. If you have any questions regarding microchips, please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?

A microchip is an inexpensive way to ensure your dog is returned to you as quickly as possible in case they are lost. Please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital for the current cost of a microchip.

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