Switch to Main Site
Practice Name

All Pets Hospital

Primary Location
9308 Perkins Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: 225-767-2462
Fax: 225-767-2994

Office Hours

DayOpenClose
Monday7am6pm
Tuesday7am6pm
Wednesday7am6pm
Thursday7am6pm
Friday7am6pm
Saturday8am2pm
SundayClosedClosed
Main Content

MICROCHIP ID :

The microchip is a tiny computer chip, about the size of a grain of rice, programmed with an identification number. The chip is enclosed in biocompatible glass and is small enough to fit into a hypodermic needle. Once an animal is injected with a chip, it can be identified throughout its life with this one of a kind number.

A special scanner is used to send a radio signal to the chip to read the identification number. The pet feels nothing when the scanner is placed over it. The number is displayed on the scanner, and the person reading the scanner can contact a national registry to find out who the pet belongs to.

Microchips are permanent and can’t be lost, altered, or destroyed. Pet owners have been reunited with chipped pets that have been missing for years or that have traveled thousands of miles. In the heartbreaking event that your pet is lost or stolen, this microchip ID can be a way to get your pet back home.

The microchip has no power supply, battery, or moving parts, and it is designed to last the life of the pet. Once injected, the microchip is anchored in place as a thin layer of connective tissue forms around it. It requires no care and will not pass through or out of the body.

Injecting the microchip is just like any other injection or vaccine. Most pets react the same way to being microchipped as they do any other shot.  The microchip contains nothing that will burn or irritate tissue; it is completely biocompatible. The microchip is inert, smooth, nontoxic, and non-allergenic. Microchip companies say there is virtually no chance of the body developing and allergy or trying to reject the microchip. Microchipping can be done as early as 6 to 8 weeks of age and in any breed, even toy breeds.

After your pet is microchipped, you will be given information about how to register it with the national registry. It is important to register your pet’s microchip number and update your contact information as soon at it changes. Animal shelters and veterinarians are finding more and more pets that have been microchipped. They are able to contact the national registry to obtain owners information regarding the pet. They are able to contact owners and advise them their pet has been found.

Contact Us

Name: *
Email: *
Phone: *


 

Testimonial

The staff was completely knowledgeable and gave me options to work around my work schedule. To say I am impressed is an understatement!

Rebecca F. -
Baton Rouge, LA


Read More

Follow Us

Make an Appointment

We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Request an appointment today!

Request Now

Our Services

We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.

Read More

Contact

All Pets Hospital
9308 Perkins Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Get Directions
 
  • Phone: 225-767-2462
  • Fax: 225-767-2994
  • Email Us
From:  To:  Get Directions
Driving Directions: Reverse Directions Print Directions

Office Hours

DayOpenClose
Monday7am6pm
Tuesday7am6pm
Wednesday7am6pm
Thursday7am6pm
Friday7am6pm
Saturday8am2pm
SundayClosedClosed
Newsletter

Newsletter Sign Up









Community Content