Microchipping is a vital step in ensuring the safety and security of your dog. At Vet At Your Door, we specialize in providing stress-free microchipping services right in your home. Our Fear Free certified professionals perform the microchipping process with care, ensuring that your dog is comfortable and calm throughout the procedure. This in-home service not only provides convenience but also helps reduce the anxiety often associated with veterinary visits.
Here are some common questions about microchips in dogs:
What is a dog microchip?
A dog microchip is a small electronic chip, roughly the size of a grain of rice, implanted under the dog's skin. It contains a unique identification number that links to your contact information in a database. At Vet At Your Door, we ensure the microchip is properly inserted and registered.
How does microchipping work in dogs?
Microchips use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. When scanned by a compatible reader, they emit a unique ID number that is linked to a secure database with the owner's contact details.
Is microchipping painful for dogs?
The procedure is relatively painless and quick, similar to a routine vaccination. Most dogs show little to no discomfort. Our team at Vet At Your Door ensures your dog's comfort during the process.
What are the risks of microchipping my dog?
Microchipping is very safe with minimal risks. Adverse reactions are rare, making it a reliable safety tool for most dogs. We take every precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of your pet during microchipping.
How old should my dog be to get microchipped?
Dogs can typically be microchipped as early as 12 weeks of age. We recommend microchipping your dog as soon as possible for their safety and your peace of mind.
What if I move or change my contact information?
It's important to update your contact information in the microchip database if you move or change phone numbers. We can assist you in ensuring your dog's microchip information is always current.
What does microchipping cost for a dog?
The cost to microchip a dog varies but generally ranges from $45 to $75, including the microchip and registration. We provide transparent pricing and guidance on cost-effective options for microchipping.
Can a microchip track my dog's location?
No, microchips do not have GPS tracking capabilities. They only provide identification when scanned.
How do I know if my dog is already microchipped?
If you're unsure whether your dog is microchipped, they can be scanned with a microchip reader at a veterinarian's office, animal shelter, or some pet stores.
Can a microchip fail or cause problems?
While microchip failures are rare, they can occur, such as being undetectable by a scanner. We ensure the proper placement and functionality of the microchip during implantation.
Microchipping your dog is an essential step in responsible pet ownership. Vet At Your Door offers a convenient and comfortable microchipping service in your home, reducing stress for your dog and providing you with peace of mind. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (207) 536-8387, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out our online form. Trust us to ensure your dog's safety with our professional microchipping service.