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Microchipping for Pets

Accidents happen even to the most careful of pet owners. Pets can get away and become lost. Microchipping is a way to increase your chances of being reunited with your loyal companion, in case their curiosity gets the better of them. If your pet has not yet been microchipped, please contact our team ASAP to guarantee your peace of mind.

Are dog/cat/pet microchips like a GPS?

No. Microchips cannot actively track your pet’s location. Instead, it has your contact info and other details about your pet. When someone finds your pet, they can bring them to a humane shelter or animal hospital where the microchip is scanned. Then, those who scanned the microchip will be able to connect with you from the information in the device.

How are dog/cat/pet microchips implanted?

We make a tiny incision under your pet’s skin, typically in between their shoulder blades. The microchip, which is similar in size to a grain of rice, is then inserted inside your pet.

Do pets feel pain when they are microchipped?

Patients feel little to no discomfort, which is why anaesthetics are usually not given during the procedure.

How many times do I need to microchip my pet?

If done correctly, microchipping is done only once. The microchip is made of materials that will not degenerate over time, and is meant to last inside your pet for their whole life.

Last updated: December 17, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at West Brant Animal Hospital