Pet Microchipping in Etobicoke to Help Keep Your Pet Safe

Our hospital owner, Dr. Oliver Sterbinsky, DVM, and the rest of our team of talented and compassionate veterinarians and support staff understand how important it is to you to keep your beloved cat or dog safe. Microchipping in Etobicoke is an ideal way to stay calm in the event that your pet gets lost if you accidentally leave the gate open. Without a microchip, and perhaps without an identifying collar, you might worry that you will never see your pet again.

If you ask us to help you with microchipping your pet, you can rest easier knowing that, if someone finds your pet and takes them to a local animal shelter, you will receive notification and will soon reunite with your pet.


What Is Microchipping and How Is a Microchip Implanted?

Microchipping entails taking a small needle and implanting a tiny microchip — the size of a grain of rice — under the pet's skin, usually between the shoulder blades, and it is painless for your pet. Each implanted chip features a unique, scannable chip number to help identify pets. While cats and dogs are the most commonly microchipped animals, ferrets, horses, and other mammas are often microchipped.

What Are the Benefits of Microchipping Your Cat or Dog in Etobicoke?

If you have ever lost a pet — for a short time or longer — you know the waves of panic and fear that wash over your whole family. As animal lovers and, having our own pets, we understand everything that you feel during such a trying time. Microchipping your cat or dog in Etobicoke is a solid altrnative solution to printing and hanging posters or forming search parties and offers a few key benefits, including:

  • Microchipping in Etobicoke Gives You the Best Possibility of Bringing Your Pet Home. In combination with a traditional collar and a tag, which provides details like your pet's name and your contact information, a microchip can help get your pet back to you quickly. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), has devised a solution to help synchronize information at different scanning centers. The "AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool" helps coordinate unprecedented cooperation among participating pet recovery and microchipping companies. AAHA is working toward making a good idea even better.
  • Microchipping Offers a 24/7 Support System. Even if you cannot instantly find your pet with the help of a recovery scan, you can still call microchip information specialists for support, ideas and questions while you search. These representatives might recommend calling nearby pet recovery stations. If you discover that your pet has wandered far off, these customer service representatives can help you figure out travel plans to bring your pet back home if it is particularly challenging for you.

At Richview Animal Hospital, we are here to help you understand everything involved with microchipping your pet, and we are happy to schedule a microchipping appointment when you feel ready. 

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