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Our hospital owner, Dr. Oliver Sterbinsky, DVM, and the rest of our team of talented and compassionate veterinarians and support staff understand how important it is to you to keep your beloved cat or dog safe. Microchipping in Etobicoke is an ideal way to stay calm in the event that your pet gets lost if you accidentally leave the gate open. Without a microchip, and perhaps without an identifying collar, you might worry that you will never see your pet again.
If you ask us to help you with microchipping your pet, you can rest easier knowing that, if someone finds your pet and takes them to a local animal shelter, you will receive notification and will soon reunite with your pet.
Microchipping entails taking a small needle and implanting a tiny microchip — the size of a grain of rice — under the pet's skin, usually between the shoulder blades, and it is painless for your pet. Each implanted chip features a unique, scannable chip number to help identify pets. While cats and dogs are the most commonly microchipped animals, ferrets, horses, and other mammas are often microchipped.
If you have ever lost a pet — for a short time or longer — you know the waves of panic and fear that wash over your whole family. As animal lovers and, having our own pets, we understand everything that you feel during such a trying time. Microchipping your cat or dog in Etobicoke is a solid altrnative solution to printing and hanging posters or forming search parties and offers a few key benefits, including:
At Richview Animal Hospital, we are here to help you understand everything involved with microchipping your pet, and we are happy to schedule a microchipping appointment when you feel ready.