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Microchipping Your Pet

A microchip is a small implant placed under the skin of your pet. Each chip is numbered and registered with the quickest accessible database for animal recovery.

The process:

Contact your veterinarian or local shelter for an appointment and further information about their microchipping protocol.This procedure can be done either awake or under general anesthetic. For patient comfort, most hospitals do offer to microchip to be done during their spay/neuter surgery. Although if requested by the owner, the procedure can be done during an exam.

Cats & Dogs Microchip:

The microchip is implanted under the skin, between the shoulder blades, with a preloaded needle containing the microchip the size of a small grain of rice.

Microchipping won’t hurt any more than a routine vaccination.

Once the microchip is inserted, you will receive information about the company providing the microchip. Be sure to keep all documents, most important, the microchip number. At the Moncton Animal Hospital, will register your microchip along with your basic information that we have on file with the company providing the microchip. Although some company requires the owner to register the microchip themselves. Please make sure the microchip registered and has your basic information associated with the number. When found, every animal is scanned for a microchip. If one is found, the number associated with this animal is searched and information of the owner is retrieved. Owner registered to the number will be contacted.

Microchips are NOT tracking devices but radio-frequency identification implants that provide a permanent ID for your pet for life.

Written by Monica Blanchard, RVT

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