Despite our best efforts, we cannot keep our eyes on our pets 24/7. They are naturally curious creatures and all it takes is a few seconds for them to get away and become lost. Microchipping a furry friend increases our chances of being reunited with them in case of any kind of accident. Please feel free to call us at 902.543.5602 to learn about our microchipping services. We can microchip dogs, cats and other types of furry friends.

How does a microchip work?

A microchip is a small device that we place inside your pet, just underneath their skin usually in between their shoulder blades. We can encode your contact info and your pet’s vital details onto the chip. So, if your pet gets lost and is found by another veterinary/rescue team, they can scan the microchip and retrieve your information, so they can get in touch with you and reunite you with your pet.

How old does a pet have to be to get microchipped?

We recommend patients roughly weigh 2 pounds or are about 6- to 8-weeks-old before they get microchipped.

Is pet microchipping painful?

Not at all. It is tolerated so well that we do not need to sedate pets for the procedure. (But if your pet is particularly anxious, we can certainly do so upon request.) The sensation of being microchipped is similar to getting a routine vaccination.


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Last updated: May 5, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We are happy to welcome all clients back inside our hospital! Here is what to expect when you visit our hospital:

1. Face masks are now only required in the exam rooms.

2. Please email your order request to prescriptions@southshorevetservices.ca as our phone lines are very busy. Please include your pet’s name, the client name on file and the phone number on file as well as specific medications/food needed. We require 24 business hours for processing prescription refills.

3. We are now allowing clients to come in to the hospital to pick up orders that require payment.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We are looking forward to seeing you all again.

- The team at South Shore Veterinary Hospital