Your dog escaped from your backyard? Your cat lost her collar? Enjoy years of peace of mind by having your pet implanted with a microchip !
What exactly is a microchip? A microchip is an effective tool to permanently identify your pet, increasing the likelihood that she will be returned home should she ever get lost. The microchip itself is a small implant (the size of a grain of rice) that is placed underneath the skin thanks to a small injection that can be quickly done in an exam room, or while your pet is at the hospital for a surgical procedure. Once implanted, your pet will never even know that the microchip is there.
Should your pet ever get lost or run away, it is highly likely that she may find herself at an animal shelter, SPCA or at a vet's office. The microchip can then be detected by an electronic scanner that will indicate the unique code number associated with the chip. This alphanumeric code are grouped in a database accessible from anywhere in North America, facilitating many a happy reunion.
However, a microchip is only useful if the information it indicates is accurate. It is extremely important to ensure that the phone numbers and address on file remains up-to-date. Contact the microchip company as soon as possible after a move to update those details.
Some municipalities in our region require that cats and dogs on their territory have a valid city licence, and can occasionally offer these at a reduced cost if the pet has a microchip. Contact your municipal office for more details.
Call us today to schedule an appointment to have your pet microchipped. A simple 5 minute procedure can provide you and your family with years of peace of mind.