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Microchip Pet Identification

Microchip Pet Identification

Even the most responsible pet owners can’t guarantee that their pet will never get lost. A leash could break or slip out of your hand, a pet could slip out of a collar or push through a screen door or window, or a contractor or friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open.

If this happened, you’d want to improve your chances of reuniting safely. With microchipping, this is entirely possible.

Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in the event that he or she ever becomes lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed beneath the skin at the back of the neck. When a lost dog or cat is found, a handheld microchip scanner can be used to check for a chip. If the pet is microchipped, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. The veterinary hospital or shelter will then contact the chip manufacturer to retrieve the pet owner’s contact information, and the two can be reunited.

At Huron East Animal Hospital, we recommend that you use a microchip, along with a collar and ID tag, to identify your pet. An ID tag is still a reliable identification method. Pets that have tags with current contact information are less likely to end up in shelters and tend to be returned home faster than those without tags. 

That being said, collars and ID tags aren’t permanent and can be removed. Pets can also lose them. With a microchip, your best friend will have a much better chance of being identified and returned to you. Pets without microchips that end up in shelters may be adopted out to another family or even euthanized.

Please contact Huron East Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet. Although we hope you and your pet never become separated, we want you to be prepared. We can also suggest a plan to have in place so if your pet does go missing, you’ll be able to act quickly.

Microchipping is also available for ferrets, rabbits, birds, and other companion animals as well!

Huron East Animal Hospital

A4-1606 Battler Rd
Kitchener, Ontario N2R 0C9

t: 519-895-8883
f: 519-895-8886

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Huron East Animal Hospital is LGBTQIA+ Friendly
Justin To
Justin To
13:26 18 Oct 22
I brought my rabbit Wanda to Huron East Animal Hospital for an emergency situation. All the staff were friendly, helpful and concerned about Wanda's situation. They were able to book Wanda in quickly for an emergency appointment.Wanda was treated with the utmost care and expertise you could hope... for. They asked many questions, examined Wanda and came up with a treatment plan, giving me options and pricing, so there was no surprise at the end. The prices for this emergency situation were very reasonable.Dr. Johnson answered all my questions and quelled my concerns, with genuine care for Wanda's health and professional advise. Dr. Johnson even drew me a detailed diagram to help explain the situation. Beyond me being put at ease by the entire staff at Huron East Animal Hospital, Wanda was completely calm while being handled the staff and Dr. Johnson. I think Wanda enjoyed her trip to the vet! The clinic even called me a couple of days later to check and see if Wanda's health was improving, which I thought was such a professional courtesy.I really couldn't have asked for more while going through a rough situation with Wanda. If you are looking for a great team to help your pet with ongoing and emergency care, then Huron East Animal Hospital should be your first stop.read more
Andrea C
Andrea C
19:53 10 Feb 22
Stop searching for a great vet, this is the one!! Our two pups, Fajita and Hamburger, love their visits and the staff really do care for their well-being. Always calling to check in with our two fur kiddos ❤️
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