Microchips are small identifying chips that are placed under the skin of your pet. It offers a permanent approach of identifying your pet and linking the animal back to you if they get lost. Each chip has its own special code so that when it is scanned, your pet’s information along with the owner’s contact information will appear so that veterinary hospitals or local shelters can contact the owners. Each year thousands of lost and abandoned animals are taken in by shelters and humane societies across North America. Unfortunately some of these animals never make it home because they cannot be identified.
At McQueen Animal Hospital, we have recently introduced the new 24PetWatch MiniChip. This microchip is unique with its small size, being only 1/3 the size of a regular microchip. Because of its small size it causes less discomfort for your pet, making the microchipping experience a much faster and easier procedure. In addition to your microchip, you also receive 45 days of Free Pet Insurance with 24PetWatch.
The “Recover a Pet, Uncover a Cure” is currently a campaign taking place in partnership with 24PetWatch. When you microchip your pet with the new MiniChip, a small portion of every sale will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in the Ontario Region.
We highly recommend and encourage every pet to be micro chipped so that in the event your pet running away or going missing, you increase your chances of your pet being found and identified so that they can be returned home safely and reunited with you.
Protect your pet today! For further information regarding the MiniChip and how your pet can receive their new microchip, call us today!