A grain-sized chip that gives your dog or cat lifetime identification to ensure a happy reunion.

The last thing you'd want to experience when your dog or cat goes missing is the regret of not having them microchipped. Microchipping provides a swift and non-intrusive method of granting your dog or cat permanent identification. To schedule your dog or cat's microchipping appointment, please reach out to us at 613-748-9820.

What is a microchip?

The microchip is a tiny device, approximately the size of a grain of rice, which is inserted in the shoulder area. It remains inactive until it's scanned by a specialized device, at which point it transmits a distinct and identifying number to the reader. In case your dog or cat goes missing, animal shelters can utilize scanners to retrieve this number. If your pet's microchip is registered, you will subsequently be contacted to reclaim them. It's essential to maintain up-to-date contact information in the manufacturer's database for this system to work effectively.

After my dog or cat is microchipped, is there anything else I need to do?

Once your dog/cat has been microchipped, we will register that chip number with the manufacturer. Their microchip should continue to function over their lifetime without any maintenance. However, you must remember to keep your contact information current. Whenever you move or change your phone number, make sure you update that information with your dog/cat’s microchip manufacturer. Remember to also get them new ID tags at the same time.

Will microchipping hurt?

It will not hurt any more than a regular vaccine injection. The chip is inserted at the back of the neck, where the skin is loose. Microchipping is a safe and effective way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. Canada is fortunate to have a standardized microchipping system for pets. This standard was revised over the last few years to better reflect new technologies. The creation of a national chip standard has helped ensure there is a more unified and effective recovery system in Canada.

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