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Watch a Dog Get Microchipped

hi i'm dr. kathy moment here at Grady

veterinary hospital and today we're

going to talk about microchipping

microchipping your dog is one way to

ensure that they have a permanent

identification source for them so in

case they lose their collar and they're

out and about if they get out of the

yard or you know the mailman comes to

deliver a package and the dog sneaks out

you have some way to identify your dog

we here at Grady's we probably see I

don't know probably a couple dogs every

month at least that we identify with a

microchip and are able to reunite them

with their owner so it is a nice a great

way to to permanently identify your your

pet a microchip is just electronic

identification source and so it's about

the size of a grain of rice

so the pet doesn't feel at all when it's

backing in under their skin it's placed

under behind the shoulder blades of

their back into the fatty tissue there

so it doesn't have to go in the muscle

doesn't not gonna cause any harm it

doesn't cause any pain sometimes I get a

little scab right where it's placed

since it's placed with a little bit

bigger needle than a vaccine is but it's

been anytime they can you know you can

identify your dog by just a simple scan

and the number pops up and a phone

number that helps to identify the pad

first we want to make sure that he isn't

doesn't already have a microchip so you

always want to check with the microchip

scanner and it just checks for any chip

and a little turtle bite and so there's

no chip on on Bowser at this point so

this scanner is one of many varieties of

skaters I can read different chips so

the microchip is just in a given almost

like a vaccine this place deserves is

typically already packaged in a little

needle the needle is a little bit bigger

than the ones we use for vaccines and

blood draws that kind of stuff and the

needles just put under the skin and then

the microchip is expelled into under the

skin and the dogs are more than

microchip

most dogs don't mind this it can be done

on a dog that's awake a lot of dogs we

do it when we spay neuter them because

then there's

obviously than they holder and hurt the

play still Bowser is just going to going

to be held here by Kristen today so that

we can make sure we get it played

properly and we brought a treat for him

because he definitely likes trees so

Bowser what your cookie there we go

we're just gonna place the needle under

his skin little flinch there and then

pop the microchip in that's it he wants

the rest of this tree

obviously Bowser you know he felt the

prick of the needle for a second but

then two more just to do the treat than

anything else so now a lot of times

there will be a little scab where the

needle went through and sometimes will

be a drop of blood I don't see any blood

on Bowser and then now if we use our

scanner it comes up with this microchip

number and a phone number to call so if

your pet would get lost and being um

then all the shelter's of SPCA most

veterinary hospitals have the scanner

they can just scan it over your dog and

they put it pops up a phone number to

one of the the chip manufactures you

call there they help you tell them what

chip number the dog has and they will

get you in touch with the owner now the

big thing that important thing to

remember is if you get your pet

microchips you also have to register it

to your name and your phone number

and if you move you want to update your

phone numbers in your address so that

that way you're it's it's all the most

current information it is it is a great

way to identify your dog it doesn't

doesn't hurt they can't feel it

Bowser's already forgotten all about it

he just wants to get down and get more

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