Get Chipped!

Pets very quickly become part of the family. Puppies, kittens and older pets, are all special and need protection. A dog will be happy to see you, every time they see you and a cat will snuggle on your lap and purr in contentment. The last thing you want is to lose your beloved pet; the reality is that dogs and cats sometimes do get lost. Microchipping is a great way to make your pet more identifiable.

What is Microchipping

Microchipping is when the vet takes a small microchip, no bigger than a grain of rice, and inserts it under your pet’s skin. A common position for the chip is between the dog or cats shoulder blade. Owner details are stored on a national registry.

Shelters and vets offices have access to the national registry. This allows them to get the information off the chip and reunite the dog or cat (and even birds) with the owner. Stress is reduced for both pets and owners when they are reunited quickly.

Microchipping procedure

The implant procedure for a microchip is very simple and done in your vet’s office. The vet uses a special syringe to insert the microchip between the shoulder blades. Our expert team inserts the microchip with precision so that there is little to no migration of the microchip.

Microchip regulations

Some places have put regulations in place to ensure that all first-time registered dogs and cats are microchipped. Some pets are exempt like farm working dogs, but the majority of pets have to have a chip for their own safety; and for your peace of mind. Make an appointment with our friendly staff for the quick and safe procedure and help get your pet home quickly if they become lost.