Microchipping for Pets
You don’t want to ever imagine being separated from your loyal companion but it is better to be safe than sorry. Having a recovery plan in place can ease your mind. When your pet is microchipped it increases the chances of you being reunited with them.
What is microchipping?
Microchips are a permanent ID that is implanted in your pet. The chip is very small and is placed under the skin near the back of the neck with a needle. Each chip has an ID number that is connected to the manufacturer’s database. The pet owners’ contact details are added to the database so they can be contacted. The chip can be read by a microchip scanner at a veterinary office or shelter once your lost pet is found.
Why should I have my pet microchipped?
Microchips work well with physical ID tags. When an ID tag gets lost the microchip will serve as a backup. Getting the chip implanted is a one-time thing and it’ll never need a replacement or any repair (there are very rare occasions when the chips malfunction). Microchips are a secure form of identification, meaning unlike collars or tags, it will not get disconnected from your pet. To schedule a microchipping appointment for your loyal companion, call us at 905.707.9059.
Can I track my pet with a microchip?
A microchip is not a tracking device. Your pet has to be physically found to get scanned by a microchip reader. Once the chip is scanned the chip’s ID numbers are generated on the scanner. From there they’ll search the database and contact you to be reunited with your pet.