With microchips, your pet’s chance of reuniting with you increases exponentially if they ever get lost. A microchip is a grain-sized device placed inside your pet’s body. They cause no harm and safely store your contact information. When scanned at a veterinary clinic or shelter, they reveal your information so your pet can be returned home to you. We offer microchipping services at our hospital. Call us at 902-562-5551 to learn more or to book an appointment.
Where and how is the microchip inserted?
The microchip is usually placed in the loose skin behind your pet’s neck. The microchip is loaded into a small syringe and injected into your pet. It can also be inserted using a small incision with a scalpel. The process is quick and easy, like drawing a blood sample.
Does my pet need anesthesia to have a microchip inserted?
The procedure is simple, and, in most cases, pets do not require any anesthetic or sedative administration.
What happens if my pet does not have a microchip and is lost?
While you might make every effort to find your loyal companion, the chances are that they will end up at a shelter if they are lost. In most cases, when pets do not have a microchip, they can be adopted by another family. Unfortunately, many are also euthanized if the shelter does not have the resources to support a large number of animals.