One of the worst feelings to experience is the realization that one of your animal pack has gone missing. The sad fact is that only a small percentage of dogs and cats make it back to their owners after being lost or stolen—but you can increase the odds of getting your pet back if you microchip your pet.
At Prairie Animal Health Centre, we encourage microchipping of all pets, even those who live entirely indoors, because even indoor pets can escape and become lost. Unlike collars and tags, microchips can’t fall off and they serve as permanent identification for a pet’s entire life. Microchips are also rated for 25 years, meaning they never need to be removed or recharged during your pet’s lifetime.
Microchipping a pet is simple, relatively painless and very affordable. Once implanted, authorities only need to scan the chip to locate your information. But remember: a microchip is only useful if your contact information is updated.
We believe microchipping is the safest, most effective method of pet recovery available, and you can click here to read more about the brand we use. To get your pet “chipped”, simply request an appointment online or call us at (306) 634-7123.
The single most important thing you can do to protect your animal from theft or loss is to make sure that your animal has identification on at ALL times. The tiny injectable "chip" contains a one-of-a-kind identification number and is recognized worldwide. A special scanner is used to read the microchip through the skin of the animal. The animal feels nothing as the chip's number quickly appears in the scanner's viewing window.