You've probably seen many lost pet posters and dread the idea of ever losing your loyal companion. This is why we recommend microchipping! Microchips are small grain-sized chips that have a special barcode that can be used to identify your pet and retrieve your contact details even after years. It is completely safe for your pet and made from materials that are compatible with their body. The chip cannot be damaged or lost once properly implanted.
Can a microchip locate my pet?
No, microchips can't be used as a tracking device. Your pet has to be located by another person who will then take them to a vet or shelter. Most veterinary facilities and humane shelters will have a special barcode reader to check for your pet's microchip. Once located, they can get your contact information to reunite you with your pet.
How are microchips implanted?
It's a simple procedure that doesn't require any anesthesia or sedation. Your pet can have a microchip implanted during one of their routine veterinary visits. We use a special needle to place the chip under the skin at the back of the neck or between their shoulder blades. Your pet won't feel any pain, which is similar to getting vaccinated. The chip has a special ID number that is connected to a pet recovery system. Your contact details are stored in the manufacturer's database in case your pet gets lost. Be sure to update your address or phone number if they change. To get your pet microchipped, please call us at 519-285-2116.
Do indoor pets need microchips?
Indoor pets are just as curious about the outdoors, so we recommend that they get microchipped. All it takes is for a door, window, or gate to be left open by someone entering your home. Even if your pet wears tags, they should still be microchipped, as an ID tag can fall off. A microchip won't need replacement and stays inside your pet's body for the rest of their life.