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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: July 22, 2022.

Dear Pet Parents,

We are happy to announce that we are fully open to the public and seeing all cases by appointment only. However, we are currently only allowing one client into the exam room with their pet at this time, with exceptions for end-of-life appointments. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

To make an online purchase for pick up at our hospital, or for delivery directly to your home, please see our Online Store.

We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (for food sales only; no vets in clinic)
Sunday: Closed

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