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Microchipping a Dog

Microchips are an inexpensive way to permanently identify your dog for it’s lifetime. Humane societies, animal control officers and veterinarians will routinely look for a microchip in a lost dog.

Why is it important to ensure my dog is microchipped?

Permanent identification is an important aspect of getting your dog back home when it is lost. ID tags with owner information or rabies tags are other forms of identification, but depending on the situation, they can be damaged or ripped off. Maybe the dog got loose out the backyard without it’s collar and no tags are present. It is also important to keep your information current with the microchip registry, as that is the information that will be pulled up when your dog’s microchip number is searched.

How does a microchip work and is it safe?

Microchips are very safe. They are implanted under the skin, between the pet’s shoulder blades. The number is registered to only your pet. Once the facility that finds your lost pet scans the number, they will call the microchip registration service. They will provide the finder with the phone numbers and contact names that you registered.

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?

Microchip costs are very affordable, considering they ensure your pet has permanent identification throughout it’s lifetime. It is a one-time fee for the microchip implanting procedure. There are no additional fees for registering the microchip. We recommend you call and speak with one of our team members to discuss the procedure and cost.

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Last updated: July 8, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective Monday, July 13, 2020 we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

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

Your dedicated team at Mission Ridge Animal Hospital