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Microchips Save Pets Lives !


For people, this technology can provide long-reaching benefits such as access by health care professionals to an individual’s health database, and provision of identification security as well as financial fraud prevention.

Implanted microchips for pet identification are steadily increasing in popularity all over the globe. A microchip is a tiny computer chip, about the size of a grain of rice that is implanted by an almost painless injection under the skin of a pet.

Unlike a GPS, microchips run off of a short radio wave that can be read by a scanner. This is called radio-frequency identification (RFID).

It is important to be aware that an alarming one in three pets will become lost at some point in their lifetime. Registered microchips ensure that lost pets have the best chance of being returned home. However, to be effective, client identification such as address or name changes must be kept current on a microchip registration database.

Unfortunately, statistics show that only 58% of owners of microchipped pets have kept their registered data current with a microchip database.

The microchipping process in its entirety costs about the same, if not less, than a month’s supply of pet food. While no anesthesia is required to perform the microchipping process, some pet owners prefer to have the process done at the time of spay or neutering.

With the return to owner, rate is 20 times higher if your pet is microchipped, this is an efficient, safe and permanent source of pet identification.

To learn more about our microchipping process and fees, please contact Vedder Mountain Veterinary Clinic by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by phone at (604) 858-8198, website at or contact us on our Facebook page.

Vedder Mountain Veterinary Clinic Ltd.
5434 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack, B.C
V2R 3M4
Tel: (604) 858-8198

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