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Microchipping a Dog

A microchip is a rice grain sized capsule that houses a computer chip which stores information about your dog. Each chip has a unique code specific to your pet. Microchips are very reliable, non-alterable and will last a lifetime.

Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?

Microchipping ensures that we can reconnect you with your lost friend. When a dog is taken into a shelter, city pound or vet clinic, the first part of the intake is scanning for a microchip. Your dog’s unique code is then entered into a database, where we can find your contact information.

How does microchipping work and is it safe for my dog?

Before installment, the microchip is scanned to ensure it can be scanned properly. Using a specially designed syringe, the chip is injected between the dog’s shoulder blades in a pocket of loose skin. We then scan again to ensure the microchip is placed successfully. It takes one business day for the contact information you provided to be assigned to the dog’s new code. After that, you’re set for life!

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?

Microchipping is a one-time fee. We encourage this to be done during a surgical procedure (spay, neuter, etc.) However, we are happy to schedule a regular appointment as well.

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Last updated: December 17, 2020.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions.

We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of: vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

Starting November 26, 2020, clients are no longer permitted inside the hospital for purchases or appointments (with some exceptions for specific appointments).

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

OPERATING HOURS

Beginning on Monday, September 21, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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

- Your dedicated team at Companion Animal Hospital