No loving pet parent ever wants to imagine a scenario in which their animal family member becomes lost. Unfortunately, unexpected things happen. The most effective way to keep your pet safe is by planning ahead. Microchip identification provides convenient, affordable, permanent protection and peace of mind that standard forms of ID, such as collars and tags, simply cannot.
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a tiny device encrypted with a number that corresponds to a database where your contact information is stored. In the event that your pet become separated from you, the chip can be scanned at any local animal shelter or veterinary clinic. The information gathered can then help safely reunite you both for a happy ending.
Does microchipping hurt?
Implanting a microchip is quick, easy and virtually painless. Once implanted, the chip will remain securely under your pet’s skin for the rest of his or her life. You’ll never have to do it again. More importantly, you won’t ever have to worry about what will happen to your pet if you become separated.
Is microchipping expensive?
Many pet parents are surprised to learn that microchip implantation is incredibly affordable. Peterborough West Animal Hospital offers this service for a minimal charge. It can be performed either during a wellness visit, while your pet is anesthetized for surgery, or at any other time of your choice.
Don’t take chances with your best friend’s safety – invest in permanent identification today. Contact Peterborough West Animal Hospital to learn more.
Peterborough West Animal Hospital
2605 Stewart Line,
Cavan Monaghan, Ontario K9J 0G5
Mon-Thurs: 9am – 6pm
Fri: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm
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