At Calgary Family Vet, we prioritize the safety and well-being of your beloved pets. One of the most effective ways to ensure your pet’s safety is through microchipping.

How Microchipping Works

A pet microchip is a small device about the size of a grain of rice implanted beneath your pet’s skin, typically between the shoulder blades. Each microchip contains a unique identification number that can be scanned by veterinarians or animal control professionals.

When you bring your pet to Calgary Family Vet for microchipping, our experienced veterinarians will implant the microchip quickly and safely. This process is similar to a routine vaccination and causes minimal discomfort to your pet. Once the microchip is implanted, it will remain in place for the rest of your pet’s life, providing a reliable form of identification.

Pet microchipping offers numerous benefits for pets and their owners. Unlike traditional forms of identification, such as collars and tags, microchips cannot be lost, stolen, or damaged. This means that even if your pet loses their collar or tags, they can still be identified and reunited with you.

Key Points about Microchipping:

  • Pet microchipping involves implanting a small device beneath your pet’s skin, providing a permanent form of identification.
  • Each microchip contains a distinct identification number that can be scanned by veterinarians or animal control professionals.
  • Unlike collars and tags, microchips offer permanent identification that cannot be lost, stolen, or damaged.
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When to Consider Microchipping

We recommend microchipping your pet as soon as possible, ideally when they are young. However, microchipping can be done at any age and is recommended for all pets, regardless of breed or size. Microchipping is especially crucial for pets that spend time outdoors or may be prone to wandering. In the event that your pet goes missing, a microchip significantly increases the chances of it being returned to you safely.