Microchipping for Pets

The only permanent, reliable way to identify a lost pet.

As a pet owner, you must be ready for unforeseen circumstances. These circumstances can include your pet getting lost. Microchipping is an effective way of making sure your pet is easily identified and returned if they get lost. Microchips are grain-sized chips that contain the pet owners' contact information and can be accessed when scanned at a shelter or veterinary clinic. For more information about our microchipping services, call us at 905-853-3591.

I can feel my dog's microchip. Is that normal?

Yes, sometimes it is possible to feel a dog's microchip. The microchip is often placed between the shoulder blades as the chip cannot move. It is also a difficult spot for dogs to scratch by themselves, and thus, the chip stays relatively unaffected.

Can the microchip become infected?

The microchip itself cannot be infected, but the needle used to insert the microchip can cause an infection at the injection site. Signs of an infection can include excessive redness, swelling, and bumpy skin. 

How long does a microchip last?

Most microchips are designed to last 25 years which means you do not have to change the microchip during your pet's lifetime.

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