Microchipping for Pets
With a microchip you give your lost pet the best chance of being returned home is they ever get lost. Microchipping is a permanent way to identify them. Pets are very adventurous and may easily get lost sometimes. When a microchip is used in addition to a collar and ID tag, the chances of finding your pet are significantly increased. Our veterinarian and technicians are very skilled and experienced at implanting microchips.
How do microchips work?
A microchip is a tiny device inserted under the skin at the back of the neck. When the chip is inserted if that pet gets lost a veterinarian or shelter may scan the neck area of the pet. Each microchip has a barcode that is picked up by a scanner which transmits an ID number. The chip manufacturer is then contacted to retrieve the pet owner’s information.
Why should I consider microchipping my pet?
Microchipping your pet is a good idea because there are no negative effects. Unlike collars and ID tags, microchips do not need to be replaced. Even if your pet has never been lost, it’s difficult to predict when they may escape through an opened gate or break loose from their leash.
Is microchipping painful for my pet?
Inserting microchips cause little to no pain in your pets. The pain they feel is comparable to receiving an injection. If your pet has a low pain tolerance it might be a good idea to microchip them while they get spayed or neutered, as those procedures will require them to be sedated under general anesthesia. For more information on microchips contact our team at 613.531.3334.