Microchipping for Pets

A permanent method of ID that will last your pet’s lifetime.

A lost pet is every pet owner's worst nightmare. Though microchipping can't prevent your pet from getting lost, it can help return them home to you. A microchip isn't a real-time tracker, but it gives your pet permanent identification. If your pet is found and returned to a vet, humane society or shelter, your personal information can be retrieved by scanning the chip. Then, the facility can contact you to secure a happy reunion.

How is a microchip implanted?

A microchip is a radio frequency identification tag the size of a grain of rice that is implanted under your pet's skin. It's not operated by a battery or other internal power source. To implant the chip, we place it on one end of a small needle or syringe. One of the most common placements is between your pet's shoulder blades. We gently lift the loose skin in this area and use the needle to insert the microchip. The process is over in a few minutes, giving your pet a lifetime of permanent identification.

Does a microchip transmit my personal information?

A microchip doesn't actively transmit your personal information. When a microchip is scanned, it transmits a frequency that reveals an identification code. The identification code is registered with your contact information, which should be kept up-to-date to ensure the correct number is called if your pet is lost.

Should my pet get microchipped if they have a tattoo?

Tattoos can fade over time, making it difficult to read or distinguish the identification code. Like removable collars and tags, tattoos are much more effective when combined with microchips. Some pet owners opt to have microchips implanted during surgeries or routine appointments. To book your pet's microchipping, please contact us at 905-877-2258.

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