What is a microchip, and do I have to put one in the dog?

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A microchip is a tiny computer chip embedded with a one-of-a-kind identification number that identifies your pet as a member of your family. It is the only way to permanently identify your pet. The microchip is so tiny that it fits into a hypodermic needle and is injected, just like a vaccination, under the skin of your pet, where it remains for life. This microchip is safe for all types of pets including dogs, cats, horses, birds, reptiles, and exotics. Our adoption contract requires that you have the dog micro-chipped. Also, it is illegal for an experimental laboratory to buy a dog that is micro-chipped. All of our dogs are micro-chipped before adoption. We use the Avid chip which is pretty common. There is also Home Again and the Banfield chip. The typical scanner will read both Avid and Home Again, but not the Banfield scanner. Banfield chips require a different scanner and your local shelter may or may not have one.

We can also microchip your other pets for you. With a donation of twenty-five dollars for the pre-registered Avid Microchips. Please email Pat for more information.

So, what do you think ?

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