Kahlo’s FREE Micro-chipping Event-Saturday, January 11th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
As a proud Corporate Sponsor of the Human Society for Hamilton County and avid animal lovers ourselves, Kahlo will be providing free microchips (limit 2 per family) to the first 50 animals (cats and dogs) at this special event. When you arrive at the dealership, proceed to the front of the building to claim your ticket for a free microchip for your pet(s). After we have microchipped 50 pets, additional dogs and cats may still be microchipped at the rate of $15 per pet.
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. After the microchip is inserted, owners must register their pet(s) so that in the event they become lost, a veterinarian can scan the microchip to find the owner.
How is a microchip implanted into an animal? Is it painful? Does it require surgery or anesthesia?
A long hypodermic needle is used to place the microchip, which is no larger than a grain of rice, underneath your pet’s skin. No surgery or anesthesia is required. Microchips are not considered painful once inserted.
Once the microchip has been implanted, what do I do? Is there any sort of maintenance needed?
There really is no maintenance required for microchips themselves, although you do need to register the microchip and keep your contact information up-to-date. If you move, change your address or change your phone number, then you will need to go online to the registry and update the information. Otherwise, if your pet is lost and the information is not current, the veterinary or shelter staff will have no way to contact you.
A microchip will normally last the lifetime of your pet because it is composed of biocompatible materials that will not degenerate over time.