Dog getting checked for a microchip

Microchipping for Pets

These days, microchipping is one of the many tools that pet owners have to help keep their furry family members safe. When it comes to pets, accidents can happen no matter how careful you are about supervising them. Pets are naturally curious creatures and in just a single moment, they can get away and become lost. If they are microchipped, your chances of being reunited with them increase tremendously. Is your pet not yet microchipped? Have you recently adopted a furry friend and are unsure if they have already gone through the procedure? For these and other questions about microchipping, don’t hesitate to call our team and we will be happy to help you with your inquiries.

What does it mean if a pet is microchipped?

Basically, a microchip is a small device that contains your pet’s vital details and your own personal contact information. The microchips can be scanned to reveal the information that it contains. So, if your pet gets lost and is found by an animal rescue shelter or another veterinary hospital, they will be able to scan the microchip and have a way to notify you about your pet’s whereabouts.

Is microchipping safe for dogs and cats?

For sure! Manufacturers have designed the chip to be 100% compatible with your pet’s body. It is quite small and is similar to the size of just one grain of rice. When inserting the microchip, your pet does not even need to be put under anesthesia. The procedure is similar in sensation to getting a regular injection or vaccine shot.

Do pet microchips need to be renewed?

No. Microchips are designed to last for your pet’s entire lifetime. Once inserted, they do not need to be replaced or refurbished in any way.

Last updated: August 8, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We look forward to seeing you all in person. Your health and safety are important to us. Here is what you can expect during your next visit in regards to our COVID-19 precautions:

  • Masks are mandatory for anyone that wishes to come inside our hospital.
  • Only one client is allowed in the exam room with their pet.
  • We also request that clients refrain from using our emergency line for anything other than true emergencies

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at (902) 564-8356 Sydney.

    Please note the phone lines may be busier, but we will get to you as soon as we can. We have zero tolerance for verbal abuse.

    Again, we thank you for your patience and co-operation during this trying time.


    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    AMC – Sydney

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    AMC – Reserve Mines (Temporarily Closed)

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 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 Animal Medical Centre