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Microchipping for Pets

As a pet parent, one of the life-long worries we all have is being separated from our furry family members. Despite all the precautions we take, making use of well-designed leashes and dog/cat doors, accidents do occur. Pets are naturally curious creatures and in the blink of an eye, they can wander off even under the supervision of the most careful of pet parents. They can also be stolen by ill-intentioned people. With microchipping, your chances of being reunited with your pet will increase exponentially. Please contact our team to learn more about our microchipping rates and services.

How does microchipping work?

A microchip is a rice-sized chip that is inserted under your pet’s skin. The microchip essentially has ID and contact information of you and your pet. For example, a typical microchip will contain a description of your pet (including any medical conditions they may have) and your personal contact information. When your pet is found and is sent to an animal hospital or humane shelter, the workers there will be able to scan the microchip and reach out to you using the information provided on the device. It is not like a GPS, and works more like a permanent ID. Microchips are effective even when you are travelling in the U.S. and other international regions.

Is microchipping safe?

Yes. The microchip is made of materials that will not harm your pet. They are designed to last inside your pet’s body all their life. In addition, the procedure is virtually painless, taking only a few minutes from start to finish. The microchip is inserted via a small needle. It is usually placed underneath the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. We usually do not administer any pain medications or anesthesia for the procedure because most pets handle it so well.

How much will it cost to microchip my dog/cat?

Each pet is different and may require different approaches to the procedure. It’s best to call our team so that we can talk in detail and provide you with an accurate cost estimate.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

    4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Pick-up Only)
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed

    5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Dundas Veterinary Services