All pet owners prepare for the possibility that one day, their pet could get lost. They provide collars, tags and other measures in case this happens. These are good ways to identify pets, however, they aren't permanent and can easily be tampered with. We encourage pet parents to have their pet microchipped as a secondary form of identification.
The chip is implanted beneath the skin between the two shoulder blades. A microchip has a unique number that can be identified with a special scanner. Most veterinary practices and humane shelters will check for the chip. Once the chip is detected, the contact information linked to the chip can be retrieved and the owner can be contacted.
Are microchips safe for pets?
Yes. The chips are made from durable material and won't cause any health problems for your loyal companion.
Do indoor pets need microchips?
We recommend microchips for all pets, even if they mainly stay indoors. Pets can be very elusive, and all it takes is for a door to be left ajar or a window open for them to get lost. In those instances, microchipped pets will have a permanent form of identification, drastically increasing the possibility of a reunion. To discuss microchips for your indoor pet, give us a call at 780-967-2967.
What are the benefits of microchipping my pet?
- It is a one-time quick procedure that doesn't require surgery.
- The chip doesn't require upkeep/replacement, as it can last for your pet's entire lifetime.