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Microchipping for Pets

It’s common for pets to get curious and explore their surroundings, but sometimes they may get lost. That’s where microchips prove useful. Microchips perform the same task as ID tags but, microchips never get disconnected or need replacement. This procedure can give you peace of mind that you will be reconnected with your cherished pet.

What is microchipping and how does it work?

Microchips are small computer chips inserted beneath your pet’s skin. The chip is usually inserted between the neck and shoulder. Each chip has a barcode connected to a database. Once the chip is inserted the pet owner uploads their contact information and details about their pet. If your pet wanders too far off a veterinarian or a shelter can scan the chip which will identify the pet owner’s information in the system. For more information on microchipping please contact our team at 905.727.3003.

Why should I microchip my pet?

Microchipping your pet is an added bonus to being reunited with a lost pet. Other benefits of microchips are that they don’t have side effects and they never wear out. The chip only needs to be inserted once and never needs changing again. Another benefit is that once scanned only the information you supplied when you registered is shown.

Is microchipping painful for my pet?

The pain your pet may experience is minute. Implanting a microchip feels like a regular injection to your pet. The chip is as small as a rice grain and it is so painless that it is inserted without anesthesia.

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Last updated: August 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Note: We are closed the Saturdays of long weekends.

    4. NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic