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Microchipping a Dog

Having a lost dog is something no owner wants to go through but it can happen. Having your dog microchipped is usually the fastest way for staff at veterinary clinics and shelters to return your dog to you.

Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?


If your dog gets lost and is brought into a veterinary clinic or animal shelter, the staff will be able to scan your dog’s microchip and access your information (as long as you have registered your microchip) and contact you. Microchips are also great if you plan on travelling to other countries, as many countries are able to scan for microchips as well. Some countries even require your dog to be microchipped for travelling with you. Unlike tattoos, which can fade over time and be difficult to read, a microchip will stay with your dog for life.

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


A small microchip is inserted underneath the skin, usually between the shoulder blades. This is a safe procedure and is not painful. Each microchip has a unique number. This number is then registered with the microchip company, with your basic information. You will be sent home with all this information and it is important to keep your information up to date with the microchip company.

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?


If you are interested in getting your dog a microchipped, please give us a call to discuss booking an appointment and the price.

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Last updated: February 15, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. We are now allowing a limited number of clients in our clinic, however, we still encourage clients to stay in their cars where possible for annual exams, vaccines, wellness exams etc. 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

3. 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.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday & 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 Sunrise Animal Hospital