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Information on Microchipping

By Unknown | Vet | May 20, 2009

All pets that reside on Fort Riley require a microchip. Microchips are permanent, safe, and an efficient means to identify your animal, and help ensure return of your pet to you if it becomes lost or stray. Approximately 14 million dogs and cats found as strays are euthanized at animal shelters each year.

The microchip that our clinic provides is very safe, permanent, and can never be altered.  The microchip is the size of a single grain of rice.  It is injected like a vaccine underneath the skin between the shoulders.  This number is maintained on a database along with the owner's name, address, phone number, and an alternate contact number.  Therefore, if the animal is found, the chip can be scanned and the owners can be identified and contacted. 

By implanting your pet with a microchip, you can assure your pet is permanently identified.  Once your pet is microchipped, it is registered in a database that covers all 50 states, Europe, Canada, and all DoD OCONUS duty sites.  The information can be changed at any time by the owners, at no charge for active duty personnel. 

Your pet can get the microchip at the Fort Riley Veterinary Treatment Facility during our regular clinic hours by appointment only.  The current cost of the microchip and microchip registration is  $15.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call the Veterinary Treatment Facility at (785) 239-3886.

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