HomeAgain Microchip Implant Kit for Administration by Veterinarian
|Price:||+ $8.42 Delivery|
- 134 KHZ ISO Chip
- Quickly and safely injects under the surface of pet's skin
- Unique ID code in implant chip detects your pet only
- Identification code can be registered with the American Kennel Club for quick recovery
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 20.32 x 2.54 x 9.53 cm; 22.68 Grams
- Date First Available : 21 September 2018
- Manufacturer : Intervet International B.V.*
- ASIN : B0002YFROI
- Item Model Number : 014SCH01-CHIP
- Best Sellers Rank: 31,683 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pets skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required. A HomeAgain microchip is permanent pet ID. The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pets shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchips unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet. HomeAgain is the only dog & cat microchipping product on the market today that has the Bio-Bond patented anti-migration feature to help ensure that the microchip will stay in place so that it may be easily located and scanned. If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat ID code. This is the number used by HomeAgain to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.
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I purchased this chip because I recently had my dog spayed through a low cost spay/neuter clinic but I didn’t like the microchip company they offered through their clinic. They agreed to implant this one if I brought it in. If the chip is implanted correctly you should not be able to feel it or even tell it’s there. Your pet won’t notice either.
Shipping & delivery was much faster than they said it would be. Product arrived in great condition, sterile packaging, with a tag and the registration paperwork (although you can register by phone or online as well).
Once you register your chip with the company (a one time fee of 19.99) it is registered FOR THE LIFE of your animal. There is NO YEARLY FEE. Like Ive said, I’ve been using their services for 15 years. I’ve only paid ONCE for all my pets and countless fosters over the years. I’ve moved & updated info plenty of times. There is no yearly registration charge. I’m stressing this as there seems to be a lot of confusion out there about yearly registration vs the optional add on features the company offers.
There are other amenities you can purchase yearly for an additional 19.99 a year but again, these are optional and opting out of purchasing them does NOT affect your registration status. They are just packages the company sells to increase profits. I have personally found no use for anything other than the registration.
If you sell or transfer ownership of a pet, you can (and should) transfer owner information on the chip as well. You contact Home Again and they send you the transfer of ownership paperwork (similar to a car title). The most important thing is to always keep your information updated, or the chip is useless.
Once the chip is implanted there are only 3 things you need to do:
1) make sure the microchip is registered;
2) ask your veterinarian to scan your pet's microchip at least once per year to make sure the microchip is still functioning and can be detected;
3) keep your registration information up-to-date. (So many people forget this part)
*If you've moved, or if any of your information (especially your phone number) has changed, make sure you update your microchip registration in the manufacturer's database as soon as possible.*
NOTE: As other reviewers have mentioned, once you have registered the chip ($19.99 as of 02/24/2017) you can cancel the automatic renewal but your pet's registration will remain active for life; the annual subscription buys you some additional services that you may or may not find useful/beneficial.