Kids’ Corner Fun Facts-April



HomeAgain Microchips:


* Do not hurt your pet
* Do not require surgery
* Do not wear out

FICTION : Having a microchip implanted will hurt my pet. (NOT TRUE!)

FACT :The microchip comes preloaded in a sterile applicator and is injected under the loose skin between the shoulder blades. The process takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination.


FICTION : My dog or cat needs surgery to implant the chip. (NOT TRUE!)

FACT:No anesthetic (surgery) is required for a microchip implant. The procedure is performed at your veterinarian’s office and is simple and similar to administering a vaccine or a routine shot.


FICTION: I need to microchip my pet more than once. (NOT TRUE!)

FACT:A microchip will normally last the lifetime of your pet because it is composed of biocompatible materials that will not degenerate over time. There are no moving parts and nothing can wear out that would need to be replaced.