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Microchipping a Dog

There is nothing more heartbreaking than realizing that your dog is lost – you have no idea where they are or if they are safe or injured. No one ever wants to face the disappearance of a pet, but by thinking ahead and having your dog microchipped the odds of your beloved family member returning home safely will increase. A microchip helps ensure the likelihood of your pet returning home by offering a secure and permanent form of identification.

Why is it important to have my dog microchipped?

Peace of mind – knowing that there is a permanent form of identification that is linked directly to you is worth the price of a microchip.

What is a microchip?

A microchip is the product of our high-tech age – it is no bigger than a grain of rice and is implanted beneath the skin directly behind the shoulder blades. This little piece of technology carries a unique barcode number that is linked directly to your pet. This information is available to all veterinary clinics, humane societies, and animal control offices – once the dog is scanned, the information you have provided can be quickly retrieved, and you will be contacted regarding your lost pet. A microchip and subsequent enrollment in the pet recovery database is definitely worth the peace of mind it brings in knowing that your pet’s chances of returning home safely have increased.

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Last updated: February 26, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link. You will be connected to an on-call veterinarian that may be located at a different hospital.

4. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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 Fairmont Animal Hospital