Sep 20 2013

Microchip your pet

Pet Microchip Size Example

Inserting a microchip does not require surgery or, in most cases, even anesthetic. It is inserted deep under the skin with a large needle.

In Dogs and cats, chips are usually inserted below the skin at the back of the neck, between the shoulder blades. The chip can often be manually detected by the owner by gently feeling the skin in that area. It stays in place as thin layers of connective tissue form around the biocompatible glass which encases it.

Microchip pet identification is used in cases where collars and ID tags have been lost. Most cats lose their collars frequently, the microchip can’t be lost. Microchips have been particularly useful in the return of lost cats and dogs. They can also assist where the ownership of an animal is in dispute.

Microchips have a unique number, when a hand held scanner is moved over the body of the animal the scanner is able to read the number on the microchip. The microchip company is then called and the number given to the operator. The operator is then able to look in their database for the owner’s information. Most shelters and humane society’s now have scanners and use them on all animals’ that come in their doors.

The Micro chipping  is not very expensive to do. Please call  DUFFERIN QUEEN ANIMAL HOSPITAL at 416-536-9965 for any concerns questions or to book a appointment to microchip your pet.

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