Includes implanting the chip and a lifetime enrollment in the Companion Animal Recovery Program
which is administered by the American Kennel Club.
This is a permanent identification for your dog in case of loss or theft. Tuck 'N Roll Acres will be
your alternate contact in case something happens.
Paperwork regarding your enrollment will be forwarded with your puppy's registration papers
via US Postal Service.
Q. What is the AVID® microchip?
A. 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.
Q. How does the microchip work?
A. 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.
Q. How long does the microchip last?
A. 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.
Q.How does the scanner work?
A. The AVID® scanner sends a safe radio wave signal to the microchip. When the chip receives this signal, it sends data (the microchip number) back to the scanner to be displayed in a viewing window. AVID®scanners emit helpful audible beeps, display descriptions of actions in progress, and have a low battery message. Small handheld scanners are held close to the implant site while scanning. They have a reading range of about 3 inches. Larger, more powerful scanners can be used for various commercial and research applications. Read ranges vary from 6 to 20 inches depending upon specifications.
Q. Are AVID® microchips and scanners "Universal"?
A. AVID® is the most cross compatible microchip system in the United States. You decide if you want to be able to read more than one brand of chip, or if you just need to read your own AVID chips (and not all others). You can purchase the MiniTracker that reads ONLY the AVID® SecureChip. Or you can purchase the MiniTracker Multi, which reads both of our chips and several other brands of chips as well.
Q. Does the procedure hurt the animal?
A. Although the microchip needle is larger than a typical vaccine needle, the general rule is this?your animals will react the SAME way to this shot as they do to any other. No better, no worse. Animals do not over react to it. Their physical performance is not impaired and there is no scarring. You are not injecting any substance that can burn or irritate; the chip is completely biocompatible and non-offensive.
Q. Does the animal have to be sedated for the injection?
A. No! Injecting the AVID® microchip is just like any other injection or vaccination. Anesthesia is not required or recommended.
Q. Could my animal be allergic to the chip?
A. The AVID® microchip is inert, smooth and biocompatible. There is virtually no chance of the body developing an allergy or trying to reject the microchip after being properly injected.
Q. Can the microchip move around once inside the body of the animal?
A. When properly implanted, a small layer of connective tissue forms around the microchip, preventing movement or migration of the chip. Instructions and injection sites will vary depending upon the specie. As with any brand of chip, AVID® microchips will not migrate if instructions are followed and implantation is correct.
Q. What is the best age to inject the microchip?
A. Minimal age varies somewhat depending upon the specie. Please see appropriate section.