NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!
Call us to book your pet's next appointment.

902.826.9344

Microchipping

A microchip is a form of permanent identification for your dog. It is a small chip the size of a grain of rice that is inserted under the dog’s skin, between the shoulders.

Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?

If your dog is ever lost and found, all shelters and vet clinics have a scanner to read the microchip. Microchips have a code unique to your dog, and the finder will not get any of your personal information. We at the clinic call the microchip company, and they contact you on our behalf to let you know where your dog was brought in. They do not act as a GPS.

How does microchipping work and is it safe for my dog?

A sterile needle containing the microchip is inserted under the dog’s skin. The microchip is injected into the subcutaneous layer and remains there for your dog’s life! We often do this when they are under anesthetic for their spay or neuter, but it can be done awake as well.

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?

For more information, please give us a call.

When we arrived for our annual exam appointment Lori and I were greeted warmly by the front desk staff and…

Susan Cowper

This has been our vet for 14 years. Love the staff so much, today they got our boy Max in…

Nicole Smith

Complex dental surgery was completed with finesse, including pictures so that I could better understand the extent of Aster’s issues.…

Nancy Murray

At Duke’s annual vaccine appointment, I mentioned to the Vet Tech that I had a concern that needed the vet…

Anne Erly

The staff is incredibly kind and were able to fit me in quickly when my kitty needed it! It’s an…

Alex Place

Blog

A Guide to Understanding Feline Behaviour

Cats make wonderful pets! Understanding normal feline behavior and communication can make the cat-owner relationship strong and long lasting.

Read More
See All Articles