Dog And Cat Microchipping

In the city of Houston, Texas, microchipping of pets is required by law. The ordinance requires all dogs and cats over the age of four months to be microchipped. The microchip must be registered with the city and the registration information must be kept up to date. Failure to comply with the microchipping requirement may result in fines and penalties.

The purpose of the law is to help reunite lost pets with their owners and to reduce the number of stray animals in the city. Microchipping provides a permanent form of identification that cannot be lost or removed, increasing the chances of a lost pet being reunited with its owner.

The Benefits Of Microchipping:

  • It Allows for an Easy and Quick Reunion if Your Pet is Lost or Stolen
  • There is No Maintenance Required Once the Chip is Inserted
  • The Procedure is Fast and Has Minimal Risks
  • It Does Not Require Any Surgery or Anesthesia

Pricing for Microchip Implantation

  • $20-(With Any Vaccine Package)
  • $30 (Regular Price)

What Is a Microchip?

It is a tiny electronic cylinder that is inserted under the skin of your pet. It begins to emit radio waves once a scanner is passed over and activates it. Once scanned, the chip will automatically send its unique ID number to the scanner. This number can then be used to pull up your provided contact information.

How Is a Microchip Implanted?

Searching for a vet near me that can implant a microchip in your pet? At CityVAX (Low Cost Pet Vaccinations), we use a needle to inject the small chip underneath your pet’s skin. It is minimally invasive, requires no anesthesia, and there is no downtime after the insertion.

What Kind of Information Does a Microchip Store?

The chip itself only holds an ID number, no other personal or medical data. It does not function as a GPS tracker, rather if the chip is scanned, it provides your contact information so the rescuer can work to reunite you with your pet. It is the responsibility of the pet owner to ensure their accurate contact information is registered with the microchip’s manufacturer. If you’re on the hunt for a vet near you that offers microchipping services, CityVAX (Low Cost Pet Vaccinations) is here to call. Call us at (832) 281-0559 to learn more.

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