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Microchipping a Dog

Losing a pet can be a devastating experience. Although many people have collars or tags on their dogs, these can sometimes fall off or be removed. Microchipping your pet is an effective way of ensuring your animal can always be identified. Microchips are implanted under your dog’s skin and remain there for life. By registering your dog’s microchip, an owner’s contact information can easily be retrieved, ensuring that your pet can make it back home.

When it comes to missing pets, you can’t always rely on an ID tag to protect their identity. Collars and tags can easily go missing or contain illegible information; however, a microchip containing your contact information — once injected under the skin — remains with a pet for life. Airdrie Animal Health Centre offers microchipping services to provide some measure of comfort in the event that your pet goes missing.

How does microchipping work?


Each microchip contains a code unique to your pet and can be scanned by a microchip scanner. Scanners are commonly available at any veterinary clinic. This code is registered to an online database that can be accessed to obtain contact information and return the dog to its owner.

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Last updated: September 29, 2021

Dear valued clients,

Given the current state of the pandemic in Alberta, we have made the decision to return to a closed-door protocol in an effort to do our best to help control the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of you and all our staff is our top priority so that we can continue to offer your pets the care they deserve. We ask for your patience and understanding while we navigate these challenging times together.

When you arrive for your appointment, please give us a call from your vehicle. We will ask a few questions before we start the appointment and ensure we have all of your information. We will then meet you and your pet at the door. For all appointments, we ask that you wait in your vehicle in the parking lot while your pet is being examined. The doctor will give you a call once your pet is in the clinic so we ask that you have your cell phone on at all times so there are no delays.

If you are picking up food or medication, give us a call and we will put your order in the bins outside the front Dog Entrance. Please note that you can purchase your food through our online store. Just head over to our website https://www.airdrievets.com/ and choose the online store tab at the top.

Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us all stay healthy. Please be considerate of our staff. We ask only for courtesy and kindness when working with our team as they continue to work tirelessly to provide the best level of care for your pet during these trying times.

Thank you for your continued trust in us.

- Your dedicated team at Airdrie Animal Health Centre