Question: How Much Does It Cost To Register A Dog’s Microchip?

How much does it cost to register a pet microchip?

A: The average cost to have a microchip implanted by a veterinarian is around $45, which is a one–time fee and often includes registration in a pet recovery database.

If your pet was adopted from a shelter or purchased from a breeder, your pet may already have a microchip.

Do you have to register your dog’s microchip?

For the microchip to work, it needs to be registered in an online registry (like the free Found Animals Microchip Registry). Without registration, the microchip is useless, just as your social security number would be meaningless unless it correlated back to your name in a database.

Do you have to pay for microchip service?

Microchip registration is FREE. All the paperwork and all the information on the microchip company web sites says you have to pay about $20 a year to register and keep the information up to date.

What if microchip is not registered?

If their chip isn’t even registered at all, the chip manufacturer should have a record of who they sold the chip to, so they should be able to contact that shelter or vet and give them the number and the shelter or vet should be able to look up who the owner of the pet is.

How do you activate a dog microchip?

Your pet’s ID number is the only information stored in your pet’s microchip, so it is very important you immediately register your pet’s microchip with your contact information online, by calling 800-252-7894 or by completing this enrollment form.

How much does it cost to microchip a dog at pets at home?

The chip is easily fitted by any vet and even some pet stores. Pets At Home currently offer a microchip fitting service for just £10 until 15 April 2016. After that date, costs are around £15 per animal. To find your nearest store see the Pets At Home website.

Do I have to pay an annual fee for my dogs microchip?

How much does it cost to register my pet? Although many companies charge an annual fees to register pets, there is no cost to use FreePetChipRegistry™. You can register any brand of microchip, add as many pets as you like, and update your information for free online 24/7/365.

How do you tell if a dog has a chip?

To tell if a dog is microchipped, gently feel the dog’s skin between its shoulder blades and its neck. See if you can feel a small, hard object about the size of a grain of rice just beneath the skin. If so, the dog is microchipped. If you can’t feel a chip, however, the dog may still have one.

Do you have to pay yearly for microchip?

Microchip registration is FREE.

All the paperwork and all the information on the microchip company web sites says you have to pay about $20 a year to register and keep the information up to date. It also leads owners to not update their information at all, which leads to more unclaimed pets.

How do I get my dogs microchip number?

Call the vet that implanted the microchip, they should have the number on file, and if they don’t they can at least give you a clue as to which database the number is registered to. Call the council, your registration should have your microchip number attached.

Do I need to register my dogs microchip?

You need to register the microchip and your contact details into a database so your information can be found in the event you are separated from your pet. It is the best insurance you’ll ever have, because it’s FREE for the life of your pet and can be used by anyone with ANY BRAND of microchip.