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Microchipping a Dog

Your pet may wear a collar and tags that include their name and your phone number which is great, but only a microchip provides permanent ID that cannot be lost.

Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?


When an animal is found and taken to a shelter or veterinary clinic, one of the first things that happens is that the animal is scanned for a microchip, and we are no different. If a microchip is found and the registry info is correct, they can quickly find the animal’s owner. This means that your pet can get home to you safe and sound as soon as possible.

How does microchipping work and is it safe for my dog?


A microchip is a small, electronic chip that is activated when a scanner is passed over the area. What happens is that the radio waves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The chip transmits the ID number to the scanner, which displays the number on the screen. We also have a microchip available that not only stores the ID number but allows us to read the pet’s body temperature, this is called a TChip. Implanting the microchip is a quick process, the microchip is inserted with a needle much like a visit for your pet’s annual vaccines.

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?


Please contact our team for details.

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Last updated: November 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. OPEN DOOR POLICY - WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We remain a 24-hour hospital, open 7 days a week

5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at 4 Paws 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital