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Microchipping FAQs

Microchipping Services in Toronto

Getting your pet a microchip can save its life. The odds of a lost pet being returned to its owner increase as much as 50 percent when the animal has been microchipped. This is why Jane Animal Hospital in Toronto, provides this service to our pet community. As with any new technology, there are bound to be several questions that come up and our trusted veterinarian has put together some information that will hopefully help understand the importance of microchipping your pet. Below are some of the frequently asked questions concerning pet microchipping.


Is Microchipping My Pet Painful?

Fortunately, microchipping your pet is no more uncomfortable than giving them a vaccine injection. The microchip is injected during your regular visit to the veterinarian and the chip is undetectable to the naked eye.

What is Inside of a Microchip?

This tiny chip is no bigger than a grain of rice and is injected into the epidermis of your pet. The chip will transmit radio waves that can be picked up by a scanner that can read the information that is stored on the microchip. This method has saved many animals' lives over the years and continues to be a powerful asset in keeping pets safe.

What Information is Stored in the Microchip?

A microchip only contains your pet's ID numbers that are given to it by your veterinarian. Unfortunately, there is no GPS functionality placed inside of the microchip that can find it if it becomes lost. While not all microchip technology can store your pet's information in it, some newer models are beginning to implement this technology to improve functionality.

How Can Microchipping Reunite Me with My Animal?

While microchipping cannot provide you with GPS functionality, it can provide a way to bring your pet home. If your pet is picked up by local animal services, they will be able to scan your pet for any microchips. The microchip that is inside your pet will let them know about any information pertaining to your pet and you will be notified that your pet has been found.

Our Animal Hospital is Here for You

Getting your pet microchipped is one of the most important things that you can do to improve your odds of being reunited with your furry friend. This is why we encourage you to bring your pet to Jane Animal Hospital in Toronto, Ontario to receive professional microchipping services. Give us a call today at (416) 762-5558 to schedule your microchipping appointment.

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