Microchipping for Pets

Permanent identification for your cat or dog to ensure a happy reunion should they get lost.

As pet parents, you want to know that your cat or dog is safe and within reach, but what happens when that is not the case? Microchips can bring you some peace of mind. It is a permanent device that is used to identify your pet and store your contact details. Unlike collars and ID tags, the microchip won't need replacements/upkeep and cannot be removed easily.

How does a microchip work?

The small computer chip is inserted with a needle between the shoulder blades. Each microchip has a unique ID number that can be detected when scanned by a special barcode reader. That ID number is recorded in the pet identification database along with the cat/dog's details and their owner's information. If your loyal companion goes missing after they have been microchipped, there is a better chance they will get back home to you. Once found, they will be brought to an animal shelter or veterinary hospital, where they will check for a microchip and contact you.

Is microchipping recommended for indoor cats or dogs?

Yes, we still recommend the device even if your loyal companion mostly stays indoors. It's easy for them to go through a window or door that's left open. Sometimes they may even break away from their leash when they are outside. The microchip will be there just in case your cat or dog goes missing.

How much does it cost to microchip my cat or dog?

Microchipping is a quick procedure that can easily be done during a routine veterinary visit. Our team would be happy to discuss payment with you in person or over the phone. Please contact us at 705-325-4224 for the most updated cost for microchipping.

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