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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: July 26, 2022.

Dear Clients,

Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. Our doors are OPEN, but we ask that all visitors wear a mask while inside.

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.

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