Microchipping is a permanent pet identification system that is safe, simple, and effective. It is designed to quickly identify lost pets and reunite them with their owners. Microchips are a proven way to successfully recover your pet if he or she should become lost.
What is a microchip for dogs and cats?
A microchip is a small transponder that contains a unique ID code. It requires no battery and remains active for the entire length of your loyal companion’s life. Microchips are safe for dogs and cats of all breeds and ages. The microchip is placed under the skin with a simple injection by a veterinarian or technician. Once your pet has a microchip, we will enroll them in a national animal recovery database so you can be notified if they are recovered from being lost or stolen. You can easily update the information in the database if you move or change phone numbers. Thousands of veterinarians, animal clinics, and shelters use a hand-held scanner to scan lost cats and dogs that come into their care.
How soon can my cat/dog be microchipped?
Your cat or dog should be at least 8 weeks old before they are microchipped. Once they’ve reached this age, they can be microchipped at any time, even in their senior years. We encourage you to speak with our team to arrange when your feline or canine companion should be microchipped.
How much does it cost to have my cat or dog microchipped?
If your pet is enrolled in one of our preventive plans, the cost may be covered, or they could be eligible for a discount. We encourage you to contact us at 905-332-4014 to discuss the cost of microchipping your cat or dog.