Losing a pet is never easy, especially when the pet runs away. In the past, we would use a collar with a tag bearing the contact details for our cat or dog, but this method is not always reliable. Today, new tracking technologies allows us to store all our contact details in the event that someone finds our pet.
A microchip ID is a small implanted capsule containing a computer chip with an alphanumeric code identifying the animal. When the animal is found and taken to the humane society or a veterinary clinic, it is scanned to detect the code giving the owner’s contact information.
The microchip is inserted under the skin, in the animal’s connective tissue. The injection is no more painful than an ordinary vaccine, so the animal feels a little discomfort for a few seconds only.
The Advantages of the Microchip
The microchip is a permanent means of identification. It does not wear off and will never get lost. Information about the owners can be easily found in the database associated with the microchip. Moreover, it is easy to update your contact information with the product supplier. So if you move or if the animal changes ownership, simply see the supplier to register the change.
At Clinique Vétérinaire Laurentien-Keller, installing the microchip ID costs $60, which includes the database registration fee.