The cost to microchip your dog or cat at Spay Neuter Clinic includes the registration. We also do not charge an office visit fee or exam fee when you bring your pet in to be microchipped.
The basic technology behind pet microchips traces back several decades, but it wasn’t until recently that the devices became cheap enough to hit the mainstream pet market.
A pet microchip uses radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. RFID, as the name implies, uses radio waves as a medium to transmit information. An RFID tag stores data and, using electromagnetic forces for power, communicates that data to a device that interprets it. If you’re curious about this process, read How RFID Works.
Microchips in your pets don’t need to actively transmit information; they just hold information (a unique identification number for the pet). This type of tag, dubbed a passive RFID tag, has no battery and no internal power source. Rather it sits completely inert in the animal, waiting to be read.