The only permanent and reliable way to identify a lost pet and ensure a happy reunion.

Microchipping consists of inserting a small microchip under your pet’s skin. This device, which contains a unique ID number, makes it possible to identify an animal at any time.

Why should I get my pet microchipped?

Microchipping gives owners a permanent way to identify their dog or cat in case their pet ever gets lost. The information on the microchip can be read by any establishment that has a reader. In general, the SPCA and most shelters, kennels and vet clinics will have one. Also, unlike a collar tag, it is impossible for anyone with bad intentions to remove a microchip.

How is the microchip implanted?

The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin with a syringe. This procedure generally does not require any anesthetic and takes just a few seconds, like a vaccine. For more sensitive animals, it is possible to apply a topical gel to temporarily numb the skin where the microchip is to be inserted.

Can a microchip be painful or dangerous for my pet?

The microchip is made of sterile, biocompatible materials. It therefore poses no danger to your pet. Given its very small size, it does not cause any discomfort for dogs or cats.

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