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We as breeders felt that is was important for us to learn more about the Micro Chip ID's

and to offer it to our customers.

We now have invested in the Micro Chip kits for Veterinarians and Breeders.

I have added some important information and Q&A about the AVID Micro Chip ID's

Please take the time to understand how important it is to have the ID for you new addition.

If you have any questions regarding the Micro Chips' Please call us at 830-885-5540

or email us at [email protected]

The price for the microchip is $40.00.

That includes the chip and registration paperwork to AVID. This usually cost $55 to $60 if you go through a veterinarian.

AccentQ.gif (932 bytes)What is the AVID® microchip?

AccentA.gif (912 bytes)A.V.I.D. stands for American Veterinary Identification Devices. The AVID® microchip is a tiny computer chip which has an identification number programmed into it. The chip is encased in a smooth, strong biocompatible glass, and is small enough to fit into a hypodermic needle. Once an animal is injected with the chip, he can be identified throughout his life by this one-of-a-kind number. His identification cannot be lost, altered or intentionally removed.

AccentQ.gif (932 bytes)How does the microchip work?

AccentA.gif (912 bytes)The microchip is generally injected deeply under the skin. It sits safely there, totally inert. A special scanner is used to send a radio signal through the skin of the animal to read the chip. The animal feels nothing as the scanner is passed over him. The microchip sends it’s number back to the scanner. It appears in the viewing window as, for example, AVID 220*609*321.

AccentQ.gif (932 bytes)How long does the microchip last?

AccentA.gif (912 bytes)The microchip has no power supply, battery, or moving parts. It is designed with an operating life of over 25 years and is guaranteed for the life of the animal. Once injected, the microchip is anchored in place as a thin layer of connective tissue forms around it. The chip requires no care. It does not pass through or out of the body.

AccentQ.gif (932 bytes)Where is the injection site in dogs?

AccentA.gif (912 bytes)Dogs are injected between the shoulder blades with a deep subcutaneous (under the skin) delivery of the chip.

AccentQ.gif (932 bytes)How early can puppies be injected with the chip?

AccentA.gif (912 bytes)Most breeders inject the chip between the ages of five and eight weeks of age. Of course, the injection can also be done at any time after that.

AccentQ.gif (932 bytes)What are the AKC regulations and rules regarding the use of microchips?

AccentA.gif (912 bytes)The use of microchips satisfies the AKC’s policy for record keeping and identification. The identifying microchip number must be noted on the dog or litter record. If microchips are used as the primary means of identification, a scanner must be present at all times if there are more than 20 dogs over six months of age on the premises.

AccentQ.gif (932 bytes)If the animal shelter picks up one of my animals, how do they know to call AVID®?

AccentA.gif (912 bytes)Animal shelters and animal control officers have been educated and informed about microchip identification and how it works. Shelters use industrywide, cross-compatible scanners that read all chips operating at a certain frequency. Once a microchip is located in an animal, the appropriate steps are taken. If the animal is registered with AVID's PetTrac™ Recovery System, the shelter will be given the owner's name. If the animal is not registered, they will be given the name of the veterinarian or the breeder who injected the microchip.