Each year, thousands of pets go missing and many are never found again. Giving your pet proper identification is a must, but sometimes a collar or ID tag may not be enough. Microchipping your pet is a safe, effective way to help make sure your companion returns home safely should he or she become lost. A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is implanted beneath your pet's skin (usually between the shoulder blades) in a process similar to a vaccination. Every microchip is encoded with your pet's vital information - this information is stored in a national pet database. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips. Once your pet's microchip has been scanned, the information it contains is used to reunite you and your pet.
Manotick Veterinary Hospital uses the M4S microchip system. Please ask a veterinarian or staff member for more details about microchipping your pet.