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Microchipping for Cats & Dogs

Microchipping is an efficient means of pet identification that increases the chances of being reunited with your cat or dog if they become lost.

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Safe & Effective Pet Identification

Every year, thousands of cats and dogs go missing, only to later end up being found by someone else and brought to an animal shelter. Without any identification, many of these pets will never be successfully reunited with their owners.

Microchipping is a method of providing permanent identification for your four-legged friend. Unlike ID tags on collars, microchips can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged.

At Chinook Pet Clinic, we offer the HomeAgain microchip, a widely used product that helps increase your chances of safely recovering your lost dog or cat.

Don't let your furry friend be left without identification. Ask your veterinarian about microchipping for your cat or dog.

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How Does Microchipping Work?

A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance of a reunion between you and your lost pet. Each chip has a unique number that is registered to a specific dog or cat.

A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is injected beneath the surface of your companion's skin, between the shoulder blades, in a process similar to a vaccination.

The procedure causes minimal discomfort, takes only a few minutes and can be completed during any visit to Chinook Pet Clinic. 

We will register your furry friend's microchip in the national pet recovery database, and you will complete the registration by adding your contact information and address – be sure to keep your information up to date.

HomeAgain Microchip

The HomeAgain microchip has a patented anti-migration feature that ensures the microchip will stay in place for easy locating and scanning.

If your dog or cat becomes lost and someone takes them to a veterinary office or shelter to get scanned, the scanner will read the microchip’s unique ID registration code and provide your pet's identity and your contact information. That way, efforts can be made to reunite you with your loved one.

We strongly recommend microchips for both indoor and outdoor pets. We love happy endings to stories of lost pets, so please consider microchipping your dog or cat today.

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