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Microchipping a Dog

A microchip is a small device about the size of a grain a rice that is implanted under the skin of your dog by our veterinarians. It contains a number that is registered specifically to identify your dog. A microchip is not a locating device, it has to be read by a microchip scanner at a veterinary hospital or animal shelter. It is very important to keep your address and phone numbers current with your dog’s microchip company to ensure you are contacted if your dog is found by someone else. If you have any questions regarding microchips for a dog, please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.

Why is it important to ensure my dog is microchipped?

A microchip is a form of identification for you to be reunited with your dog in case they are lost. A microchip will last their lifetime and can be updated easily with the microchip company if a phone number, address or change of ownership occurs. A microchip is also a mandatory form of identification if you decide to move to another country.

How does a microchip work and is it safe?

A microchip is very safe. Once implanted a microchip scanner is required to read the unique number that identifies your dog. Veterinary Clinics, animal shelters, and bylaw officers all have access to scanners. If your dog is identified, a quick call to the microchip company retrieves your information and your dog can get home safe and sound. For this reason, it is very important to keep your information updated with the microchip company. If you have any questions regarding microchips, please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?

A microchip is an inexpensive way to ensure your dog is returned to you as quickly as possible in case they are lost. Please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital for the current cost of a microchip.

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Last Updated: July 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we are opening our doors with some restrictions.

1. APPOINTMENTS

2. SURGERY APPOINTMENTS

3. FOOD AND MEDICATION

4. ONLINE ORDERING 

Online shopping is available for your pet from the comfort of your own home 24/7. Your order will be delivered directly to your home! Visit our website and click on "Online Store" to register. It’s that easy!

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. OPERATION HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

We will always be here, so your pet will continue to receive the care they deserve. With this new system, we will provide our medical services without compromising the health and safety of our dedicated team members. This protocol may take longer; however, it is something we have to do to keep our community safe. With that in mind, please be extra patient and kind to our team members. These circumstances place added responsibilities and stress on all of us.

These measures are temporary and we will reassess as time goes on. Please keep a lookout for any further updates from our team. Together, we can all help in stopping the spread of Covid-19. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 403-342-6040. Please note that we are receiving more calls than usual. We apologize for any delays that you may experience when reaching out to us.

Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital