Proper Microchip Placement
Microchipping dogs & cats
According to American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) guidelines, microchip implantation in a dog or cat should be administered by subcutaneous injection on the dorsal midline, just cranial to the shoulder blade or scapula.1
HomeAgain® technology makes microchipping pets easier and safer.
- HomeAgain helps make microchip implantation easier with a simple, one-piece syringe mechanism that allows for injection in one step and eliminates unsafe needle-to-applicator assembly and sterility concerns.
- Our patented Bio-Bond™ anti-migration technology helps prevent chip migration, making it safer for pets and ensuring the microchip can be found and scanned
NOTE: Microchipping pets is a veterinary procedure that should only be performed by a licensed veterinarian or under supervision of a licensed veterinarian.
For additional information on proper microchipping and scanning companion animals, this free, hour-long online course is offered by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) through an educational grant from HomeAgain: AAHA Microchipping and Scanning of Companion Animals Online Course
1. American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). AVMA policy: the objectives and key elements needed for effective electronic identification of companion animals, birds, and equids. Available at: https://www.avma.org/KB/Policies/Pages/Electronic-Identification-of-Companion-Animals-Birds-and-Equids.aspx. Accessed December 31, 2009.