Why Go Without the Microchip?
Today, we want our pets to be safe and we want to be able to identify and find them quickly.
The microchip is the most efficient way to identify an animal. It does not fade over time (like armadillos) and it has an ISO standard that can be read by different readers from different companies. It remains active for the lifetime of the animal and cannot be lost like a medal. It is a very fast and secure way to find your pet, because most veterinary clinics and shelters have devices (microchip reader) to digitize the animal found. With the associated identification number registered in existing databases, it will thus be possible to obtain the owner’s contact information and tell him that his faithful companion has been found.
To further tame the microchip, let’s say it is a small glass cylinder the size of a grain of rice. This cylinder contains a radio transmitter and a tiny electronic device containing the unalterable alphanumeric identification number unique to each animal.
The microchip is a small inert device (therefore safe for the animal) implanted under the skin using a sterile syringe. No anesthesia is required and it only takes a few seconds. At Clinique Vétérinaire Beaubien, our animal health technicians and veterinarians can install the microchip with a simple appointment.
The microchip is not a tracking system (GPS) like the one found on our smart phones, but a permanent identification system that allows us to link the animal to its owner.
Microchips are now mandatory for dogs and cats living on the Island of Montreal, as well as for animals travelling abroad. Since it is a completely harmless procedure, it would be pointless not to use it, especially since your contact information will be linked to your pet.
When you move, remember to update your new contact information for the microchip database. Without this update (phone number, email and mailing address), it will be more difficult to trace you. The Clinique Vétérinaire Beaubien will be pleased to help you make this update, if necessary.
All in all, the microchip not only strengthens the union between the owner and his or her pet but is also harmless to your dog or cat.
The Clinique Vétérinaire Beaubien Can Help!
Don’t wait any longer, make an appointment now for the insertion of the microchip for your pet. Our team of professionals will be pleased to implant this microchip and answer all your questions about its functioning and data backup.
In closing, remember that the microchip is the most up to date permanent and standardized method of identification for your pet. The small, rice-sized capsule inserted under your pet’s skin will save you a lot of trouble in case of loss. Trust a team of experienced professionals. Contact the Clinique Vétérinaire Beaubien now to have your dog or cat microchipped.