MICROCHIPPING

Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer microchip products that are proven to be effective and safe, and increase the chances of recovery.

Having your pet microchipped is one of the most effective and important ways of improving your chances of getting him or her back home to you should they be stolen or lost.

A microchip is a tiny electronic chip, inserted into your pet’s scruff under their skin. A hypodermic needle is used. The procedure is the same as getting a shot; it's quick, there's a small pinch, and then it's done.  It's all over before your pet even knows what happened.  

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Next to a nickle, you can see the size of a microchip.  

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This is the scanner used to read the microchip.

The chip emits a frequency that can be detected when it is scanned. When your pet is scanned at the shelter or vet, the chip will display your pet’s ID. That ID contains your pet’s information at a registry.  The information includes who your pet is and how to contact you. The ID is given when you register the chip with a registry that supports that brand of microchip. Once inserted, there’s nothing left for you to do. It’s done. All you would need to do after that is to update your contact information if you should move or change your phone number.

You should microchip your pet for various reasons:

  • The chip does not replace your pet’s collar and tags. You want to keep these. In addition to having those, you should write your phone number on your pet’s collar. Not everyone who may find your pet will have access to a scanner. You want to make sure you’ve provided every opportunity to be called when your pet is found. But collars and tags fall off or get lost. Should that happen, the microchip will give all the information necessary to return your pet to you safely and quickly.
  • The first thing a vet or a shelter does when it receives an animal is to scan it for a microchip. Over 1 millions pets are stolen or lost in Canada every year. Dogs with microchips were returned to their homes in more than 50% of the time. Those without, less that 25% of the time. So you can see that having a microchip in your pet doubles the chances of them being returned to you.
  • Having your pet microchipped will greatly increase your chances of having them returned to you faster. If you have ever had a pet go missing, then you know the worry and heartbreak that happens. With a microchip, you have a much greater chance of finding them and getting them back to where they belong – your home and in your arms.

We provide the service of microchips for your pet. We would be happy to answer any questions that you have. It’s a wonderful and valuable service and should your pet be stolen or lost, we know that you’ll have a much better chance of getting them home if they have one.

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