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Microchipping a Dog

Tags can be lost, but microchips are a great form of permanent identification. When your dog is scanned with a microchip reader, your contact information is displayed. The person who scans the chip can call the company that makes that specific microchip and get access to your contact details. It is recommended to keep your information with the company up to date.

Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?


All veterinary clinics, SPCA and Humane Societies scan animals found as strays. The microchip number is a way to find your information and reunite you with your furry friend.

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


We implant a microchip under your pet’s skin, which can be detected with a microchip reader. Your information is available with the company that makes the microchip. It does not work as a GPS locator for your dog, but it is an excellent link between you and your pet if someone brings them in to have them scanned.

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Last updated: April 30, 2021

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Below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING EMERGENCY CASES

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

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4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN for emergencies only with the following hours:

Monday to Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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- Your dedicated team at Animal Medical Centre North