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Microchipping a Dog

Microchips are an inexpensive way to permanently identify your dog for it’s lifetime. Humane societies, animal control officers and veterinarians will routinely look for a microchip in a lost dog.

Why is it important to ensure my dog is microchipped?

Permanent identification is an important aspect of getting your dog back home when it is lost. ID tags with owner information or rabies tags are other forms of identification, but depending on the situation, they can be damaged or ripped off. Maybe the dog got loose out the backyard without it’s collar and no tags are present. It is also important to keep your information current with the microchip registry, as that is the information that will be pulled up when your dog’s microchip number is searched.

How does a microchip work and is it safe?

Microchips are very safe. They are implanted under the skin, between the pet’s shoulder blades. The number is registered to only your pet. Once the facility that finds your lost pet scans the number, they will call the microchip registration service. They will provide the finder with the phone numbers and contact names that you registered.

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?

Microchip costs are very affordable, considering they ensure your pet has permanent identification throughout it’s lifetime. It is a one-time fee for the microchip implanting procedure. There are no additional fees for registering the microchip. We recommend you call and speak with one of our team members to discuss the procedure and cost.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed-door" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 780-458-3833. We will take a history of your pet from outside of your car, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturdays 9:00 - 2:00 pm and closed on Sundays.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment from your vehicle. We do have our online store available, which can be accessed from our website by clicking the Online Store button.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

Your dedicated team at Mission Ridge Animal Hospital