Microchipping is a permanent and reliable form of identification commonly used in pets. Too often collars and tags fall off or become scratched, making them hard to read and preventing you from being reunited with your furry friends. In the event your pet becomes lost, a microchip is the best way to ensure your lost pet is returned to you as quickly as possible. The procedure itself only takes a few minutes, but will last a lifetime. Veterinary clinics and animal shelters are equipped with a scanner to read your pet’s personal identification number. With microchip identification your personal information is embedded in a small chip no bigger than a grain of rice. This also ensures no one else can claim your pet.
While we can embed a microchip under your pet’s skin at any time we encourage pet owners to have this done while their pet is under a general anesthesia.
For dog owners, the City of Guelph offers a discounted licensing fee each year to encourage microchipping in pets. This aids the Humane Society in reuniting lost pets with their owners.
Your pet’s safe return could be a phone call away!