When you adopt a pet, there are plenty of things that you should do first. Your pet will need regular checkups and shots from a veterinarian. You should also consider having your pet microchipped. At Henderson Animal Hospital in Winnipeg, we conveniently offer microchipping services to help reunite lost pets with their owners.
What is Microchipping?
When a pet is microchipped, our vet will implant a tiny chip, the size of a grain of rice, under their skin. The microchip would hold a serial number that is associated with your contact information. The serial number would be stored in a database along with your name, address, and telephone number. If your pet is found and taken to a shelter or our veterinarian, they will scan the microchip. This would let them know how to get in touch with you so that you can get your pet back.
Why is Microchipping So Important?
The main benefit of microchipping is so that you can easily be reunited with your pet if they get lost. Many pet owners put tags on their pet that contain their contact information. If the tag is worn or if the collar comes off while the pet is lost, the tag is useless. This wouldn't be an issue with microchipping. If your pet is stolen or if there is a discrepancy as to who owns the pet, the microchip will settle the dispute.
How Are Microchips Inserted?
The microchipping process is not invasive. Our veterinarian would implant the rice-sized chip with a hypodermic needle. It is no more painful than the immunizations that your pet gets every year. There is no sedation or anesthesia necessary.
Our Vet Can Microchip Your Pet
If you are thinking about having your pet micro-chipped, you should make an appointment with us by calling (204) 339-9295. Our vet can implant the microchip painlessly in your pet in a matter of seconds. If your pet gets lost or is stolen, you will have peace of mind that they will be returned to you safely.