Every year, thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a hopeless feeling. It's a tragedy that happens all too often. But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet's safety and retrieval should they ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet's skin. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe. This microchip is registered with your pet's vital information and can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter so they can return your pet directly to you.
Should indoor pets have microchips?
Microchips are still very useful, even for indoor pets. You can never predict when a door or window will be left open, leaving your pet with an opportunity to escape.
Why does my pet need a microchip if they have ID tags and a collar?
A collar or ID tag can become damaged or lost, which means that your pet can't be identified. When a microchip is implanted, it is effective for the rest of their life and cannot be worn out. The chip is made from a material that is safe and durable. To minimize visits, the chip can also be implanted when your pet comes in for other procedures like dental cleaning. To book a microchipping appointment for your pet, please call us at 416-966-1830.