Pet Microchipping

Peace of mind is priceless, that’s why we offer and highly recommend pet microchip identification. Collars and tags can fall off and become lost. Tattoos eventually fade and can be removed. A microchip is a very tiny electronic device that is injected under the skin over the back of the neck. Each pet receives a unique identification number, which is recorded in a national directory and can be read by a portable scanner.

Hospitals, pounds, shelters and humane societies across Canada and the United States are equipped with these scanners, giving them the ability to identify a lost pet immediately.

A quick phone call to the national directory and your lost pet is identified, you are notified of their whereabouts. As an additional bonus, many licensing offices are waiving the annual dog and cat license fee if your pet is microchipped.

Microchipping is safe, easy, effectively reunites you with your lost pet, and can offer additional value.

• Any veterinarian can implant pet microchips.

• No anesthetic is required. The procedure is similar to a routine vaccination.

• A pet microchip does not contain a battery, nor does it need to be charged.

• Unlike traditional collar tags, pet microchips do not wear down, fall off, or scratch into illegibility.

• Microchips are designed to last the life of your pet.

• Globally compatible scanners read the unique identification code on the microchip. This code is used to retrieve the contact information that the pet’s parent has provided to the pet recovery database.

• Microchips for pets are surprisingly inexpensive for the value. The microchip and implantation cost about $45.

• Some pet microchip registries offer a variety of value-added services, like a lost pet emergency medical hotline and travel assistance for found pets at little or no additional cost.

Have questions about microchipping your pet with Beaches Animal Hospital? We’re here to help! Submit your question below and a member of our staff will get back to your as soon as possible.