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Val Caron Animal Hospital

3055 Highway 69 N
Val Caron, ON P3N 1R8


Microchip and Your Pet's Safety

Have you ever wondered if you could find your pet if he or she went missing?  How would he or she be identified if his or her lost it's collar and identification tags? A microchip is a small electronic device that transmits a unique identification number when scanned by a microchip scanner. The microchip is implanted in the subcutaneous tissue, which is just under the skin. Ideally, this should be done while your animal is under general anesthesia but it can be performed at any time. Having a microchip implanted under the skin of your animal is a safe and permanent means of identification. Since all veterinary hospitals and animal shelters use a universal microchip scanner, a microchip helps identify and return lost or stolen pets.

The microchip has become very successful in decreasing the number of stray animals being euthanized at local animal shelters. In addition, having a permanent form of identification on your pet would help ensure that you would be reunited with your beloved pet should he or she get lost or run away.