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Microchipping of Animals FAQ

Q:  What is a microchip? A:  A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by … Continue reading

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August 15th is “National Check The Chip Day”

August 15th is “National Check The Chip” Day. Time and again, microchips have helped reunite families with pets that have gone missing for months … sometimes years. Microchips are invaluable identification tools, but they’re not magic; they require registration and … Continue reading

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We have 2 love birds–male is 10 and female is 3. We are considering moving to Europe. They must have microchip or legband. Can birds this small be safely microchipped?

Thank you for your inquiry. Microchipping birds (love birds) is safe and recommended. We can help you with this and the necessary registration of those microchips. Call us at 813-973-8566. Dr. Borderieux will be happy to help you with your … Continue reading

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Microchips Save Lives!

It was an ordinary Monday evening on January 9, 2012 when a new patient came to North Bay Animal & Bird Hospital for an exam and vaccines.  This new patient turned out to have an extraordinary story. The dog was … Continue reading

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