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: Nov. 25, 2022

Dear Clients,
As of Monday June 20th 2022 this clinic will be removing our mask requirement for both staff and clients. We are moving to the “your choice” model. Our team understands that COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon, and want to respect both our staff and clients' right to choose. That being said, we are still maintaining the below protocols:

  • Maximum 5 clients in the reception area at a time.
  • 1 client is permitted in the exam room with their pets for doctor appointments.
  • Curbside is still an option for all clients. Please advise our reception team.
  • You may also come directly into the reception area with your pets for all appointments now without calling in first. Please ensure you are mindful of our capacity limit of 5.

    Please note our hours of operation:
    Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Closed for lunches 1pm - 2pm
    We are closed all weekends and holidays.

    As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to serving you and your furry family members!

    Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic