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The Importance of Pet Microchipping

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Posted on 03-27-2018

The Importance of Microchipping Pets with our Etobicoke Veterinarian

Cat being microchipped by Etobicoke Veterinarian

Pet Microchipping offers you a peace of mind and a sense of security. Imagine losing your pet, putting up posters, and searching the neighborhood. These are steps that people take when they realize their pet has left home. Pet microchipping eliminates the stress and worry of having to deal with the emotional turmoil.

What is Microchipping and How Does It Work?

Microchips are found in electronic devices like cell phones, and computers. Only a realized scanning device can read the information it contains. Microchips are actually identifiers and can easily identify lost objects. Each microchip has a unique identifier number, which is associated with a particular item. This is an excellent way to retrieve lost objects and a better way to identify lost pets.

Pets normally get their microchips implanted from their vets. However, if you are adopting a pet from an animal shelter, your pet may also have a microchip. If this is the case, be sure to check the registration. The shelter may not have updated the information to the online registration site.

What are the Benefits of Microchipping My Pet?

If your pet leaves home, the chances of your vet being taken to an animal shelter is high. The good news is that nearly all shelters have scanning devices. If your pet has an embedded chip, the shelter can easily identify your pet as belonging to you. You would have saved yourself the stress and worry of not knowing the location of your pet.

Microchips do not contain any of your personal information, only your pets really. Think of it as your pet’s own social security number. However, before the chip can work, it must be activated through an online registration process. Once the chip is activated the unique 10 or 15 digit number can be traced back to you.

Just like any account you may have, you must report any changes in your address or telephone number. You can also check to see if the chip is activated, once you register the microchip online. It will not work otherwise.

Meet with our Etobicoke Veterinarian for Pet Michrochipping Today

Make an appointment today to get protect your pet with microchipping. Call Richview Animal Hospital at (416) 245-8805 or visit us 250 Wincott Drive, Etobicoke, ON M9R 2R5.

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