Many clients ask us – does it hurt my dog or cat to get a microchip?

In general, It won’t hurt any more than a routine vaccination – having a microchip implanted doesn’t even require anesthetic.

The procedure is similar to administering a vaccine or a routine shot. 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 most pets don’t react any more than he would to a vaccination.