How to Properly Implant a Microchip
Microchips should be administered by or under the direct supervision of a veterinarian and in accordance with any state and local statutes and regulations applicable to microchips and their implantation. Be sure to take all necessary aseptic precautions before inserting the microchip. After use, implanter with needle should be disposed of properly in accordance with your local regulations. Store at room temperature.
These microchip implant instructions will teach you the proper method to microchip a pet.
Scan the animal to find out if it already has a microchip. If it does, look up the microchip number at www.petmicrochiplookup.org or call AKC Reunite at 800-252-7894.
Scan the syringe in the package.
Confirm the ID number of the microchip matches the barcode label.
Locate the injection site (for cats and dogs it is between the shoulder blades) and tent the skin. At the base of the tented skin, hold the syringe with the bevel angle of the needle facing up. Then completely insert the needle subcutaneously at a slight angle and then depress the blue plunger using a steady motion. Withdraw the needle and then let the skin go.
Check the implantation site to make sure the microchip transponder has been fully inserted and then scan the implantation site to ensure the microchip is working correctly. Keep pet calm for 24 hours after microchip implantation.
Download our How to Microchip handout.