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Microchipping

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Something the size of a grain of rice, ensuring your pet will find a way home!

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and the procedure is quick and painless. The veterinarian places a microchip just beneath the surface of the animal’s skin, usually between the shoulder blades. The procedure is similar to receiving a shot, so your pet will react in the same as they do when receiving a yearly vaccination. Most mammals can be micro-chipped including dogs, cats, horses, and even ferrets. The procedure is quick — it will take more time to do the paperwork than to inject the microchip. The microchip does not contain an internal energy source, so it is safe and will last your pet’s entire lifetime. The microchip is encoded with your dog or cat’s unique ID code. A microchip is a permanent form of identification for your pet. The technology cannot track your pet’s whereabouts, but it can help identify you as the owner in case your pet is ever lost or stolen.

What is Prime Trackr?

Prime Trackr is a microchip that was created by Edmonton Animal Hospitals. Our mission is to give the public a microchip that can be tracked without needing to go to the vet. With the Prime Trackr microchip and individual pet ID, if you find a pet on the street, you can type his ID into our interface and be connected immediately with the owner. This application is user-friendly and super efficient. Contact the professional staff at Mercy Animal Hospital with any additional questions or concerns about our micro-chipping procedure.

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