Every year, thousands of pets go missing and many are never found again. Properly identifying your pet is a must. Sometimes a collar or ID tag may become lost or unreadable. Microchipping your pet is a safe and effective way to permanently identify your pet and help ensure your companion returns home safely should he or she become lost.
A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is implanted beneath your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to giving a vaccination. Every microchip is encoded with a unique identification number specific to your pet. In turn, this number and the information connecting your pet to you is stored in a national pet database. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips. Once your pet's microchip has been scanned, the information it contains is used to reunite you and your pet.
At the Grenville-Dundas Veterinary Clinic we use Petidco (Avid Canada).
Please ask one of our doctors or a veterinary team member for more details about microchipping your pet.