Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a hopeless feeling. It's a tragedy that happens all too often. But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to safeguard your pet's retrieval should they ever become lost. Microchipping is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is entirely safe. Feel free to call us at (416) 351-1212 to learn more about microchipping.
How does the microchip implantation process work?
The microchipping process is relatively fast and straightforward. It doesn't even require anesthesia. The microchip, which is the size of a grain of rice, is loaded onto a specialized injection needle and is usually implanted between the shoulder blades.
What exactly is the microchip?
The microchip is a small electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder. The chip uses RFID technology (Radio Frequency Identification Technology) to store information. It functions as a storage device that stores information about the pet's owner, contact details, and emergency information which is available when the pet is scanned using a scanner.
Can I use a GPS tracker rather than microchipping my pet?
A microchip is not a GPS. However, they are more reliable than GPS trackers. While GPS trackers can be attached to your pet's collar, they can break, become damaged by water or other debris, and get detached from your pet anytime. In comparison, a microchip is a fool-proof system to ensure your pet's safety. Microchips cannot be damaged or tampered with as they are implanted inside the pet. As long as the information on the microchip is up-to-date, no matter how far your pet is from you, animal shelters and veterinary clinics can contact you and reunite you with your pet.