905.885.8151

Microchipping Services for Pets

No matter how eagle-eyed or how much of a “helicopter” pet parent you are, accidents can happen. In just a split second, your pet can slip away and get lost. Traditional collars and tags can break or come loose. Microchipping is a way to ensure your pet has an ID 24/7 that will never erode. Call us at 905.885.8151 for more details on how this technology can give you and your family peace of mind. We perform microchipping procedures on all types of pets here at Ganaraska Animal Clinic.

Do microchips show a pet’s location?

No. They are not like a GPS. Instead, we can embed your contact info and your pet’s vital health details on the microchip. It can then be scanned by veterinarians or rescue groups so they have a way of reaching out to you if they find your pet. It’s particularly useful for pets who have diabetes or other chronic diseases so the team who finds them are aware of their condition and make the necessary adjustments for them.

How much does it cost to microchip a pet?

Please don’t hesitate to call us for our latest service rates.

How often do I need to replace my pet’s microchip?

Not at all. They are designed to last a lifetime. That being said, we can check your pet’s microchip as part of their routine wellness exam. One thing to remember though is to update the info embedded in the chip if ever your pet’s health status of your contact info changes. We will also help you with doing this.

Is it safe to microchip a pet?

For sure. The device is quite small and is made of materials that can be safely inserted inside your pet. It is also a relatively painless procedure. Your pet will feel only a minor pinch and so sedation is often not necessary (but can be requested for particularly anxious pets).

Last updated: July 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and limited staffing, we are unable to take new clients at the moment. We sincerely appreciate your kindness, patience and understanding during this time.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

We are still operating curbside only for appointments and the pickup of medication and food. Please call the office at 905.885.8151 to let us know that you have arrived and wait for further instructions. Please do not leave a message if you are in the parking lot. Continue to call until you reach a receptionist. If you do not have a cell phone, please knock on the door. Please also let us know in advance so we can note it on the appointment. We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check!

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed
  • Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic