Why microchip?  – Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

Annually 1000’s of misplaced and deserted animals are taken in by shelters and humane societies throughout North America. A few of these animals by no means make it residence as a result of they will’t be recognized. 

Microchipping is a dependable, everlasting, one-time service that helps offer you peace of thoughts to your furry pal’s lifetime. Microchips are solely efficient if the microchip is registered in a database, reminiscent of PetLink, and the pet dad or mum’s contact info is stored updated.  

With correct registration related to the distinctive microchip quantity, a misplaced animal will be traced again to their pet dad or mum as quickly because the chip is scanned at a veterinary clinic, animal shelter or municipal pound. 

Do you know that the Ontario SPCA helped reunite over 280 misplaced animals with their households in 2021? Microchips assist make a lot of these reunions doable!  

Listed below are some solutions to generally requested questions from the Ontario SPCA’s microchip supplier, PetLink. 

Will the microchip put on out and have to be changed? 

The microchip is passive, which suggests it doesn’t have an inner battery. When a microchip scanner is handed over it, it’s powered by the scanner and can transmit the animal’s ID quantity. The identical microchip will final by means of your furry pal’s lifetime. 

Is microchipping painful for my furry pal? 

Microchip implantation is not any extra painful to animals than a flu shot is to a human. A PetLink microchip is as small and skinny as a grain of rice and is well implanted with out anesthesia. 

Can a microchip work like a GPS? 

Microchips can’t be used as monitoring units. They’re a type of identification that may be checked with a microchip scanner by a veterinarian or shelter group. 

What occurs if the implanted microchip doesn’t work? 

Within the unlikely occasion that your PetLink microchip stops working after it’s implanted, please have your veterinarian contact PetLink at petlink@petlink.web. 

It’s essential to all the time preserve your contact info present and updated. Contact your microchip supplier on to replace info concerning a transfer or change of cellphone quantity. 

*Materials tailored from https://www.petlink.web/frequently-asked-questions/ 


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