A microchip pet implant is an identifier placed under the skin of a dog, cat, horse, parrot or other animal (pet). The device is about the size of a large grain of rice and it uses radio frequency identification technology.
Microchips can be implanted by a veterinarian or at a shelter. After checking that the animal does not already have a chip, the vet or technician injects the chip with a syringe and records the chip’s unique ID. No anesthetic is required.
The implanted chip contains the owner’s contact information, pet name and description, and or veterinarian contact information, and an alternate emergency contact. After implantation, your pet is entered into a registry, the certificate serves as proof of ownership and is transferred with the animal when it is sold or traded; an animal without a certificate could be stolen.
Authorities, shelters and animal hospitals examine strays for chips, providing the recovery service with the ID number, description and location so they may notify the owner or contact. An owner can also report a missing pet to the recovery service. Vets always look for microchips in new animals and cross-check with the recovery service to see if it has been reported lost or stolen.
Many veterinarians scan an animal’s chip on every visit to verify identity and to confirm proper chip function. Some use the chip ID as their database index and print it on receipts, test results, vaccinatios and other records.
Pet microChip implants generally cost between $45 and $100.
Canine Dental Implants
Similar to the human dental implant surgery, this procedure is costly and is performed in multiple steps. First a titanium screw is inserted where the missing tooth is, then the dog has to wait between 3 and 6 months to make sure the screw is securely healed in place. Next an abutment is placed on top of the screw and finally a ceramic tooth on top of the abutment. Pet insurance will not cover this procedure and the average costs are between $1000 and $2000 or more per tooth.
Canine Orthopedic Surgery
Implants are used to treat:
• Hip Displasia
• Elbow Displasia
• Degenerative bone diseases
• Ligament damage
Ear implants are used to fix broken, bent or floppy ears. These surgical mesh implants are lightweight and flexible, completely undetectable once place and last throughout the life of your pet.
Testicle implants are not just for cosmetic appearances for neutered pets, many owners claim their pets are happier and healthier. There are different types of implants, solid silicone soft and firm and polypropylene firm. This procedure is affordable and 100% safe.