As pet parents, we often have to think of “worst-case” scenarios to keep our furry friends safe. Traditional tags and collars are great, but they can fall off and wear down. Microchipping is the best technology we can turn to in order to increase our chances of finding our pets if they ever get lost. To learn more, give us a call at 807-939-2616.
What does it mean if a pet is microchipped?
A microchip is a small device that stores your contact information and your pet’s vital health details (e.g. allergies, age, health conditions). It is implanted just underneath their skin in between their shoulder blades. When pets are microchipped, they have a permanent ID inside their body. Shelters or hospitals scan the chip when your lost pet is brought into their location. Once scanned, your contact information will be extracted so you can be reunited with your pet.
Is microchipping painful for pets?
Your pet may feel a slight pinch, but it is no more painful/uncomfortable than a regular vaccination injection. Most patients do not need sedation. However, if your pet is particularly anxious, we may sedate them to prevent any stress.
Do microchips last a lifetime?
Yes. They are made with materials compatible with your pet’s body. There are very rare cases when the chip may malfunction, but this is again, extremely unlikely and we can help replace it if it happens.
How much does it cost to microchip my pet?
Please call us for our most current service rates.
What if my contact info changes?
Please let us know right away so we can update your information.