Come to the Chip Truck event in your neighbourhood to microchip and get a rabies vaccine for your pet. Pay only $10 with a current City of Toronto pet licence.
What to Bring
- Dogs must be on a leash
- Cats must be properly contained in a carrier
- Bring photo identification with your address
- Microchip and/or rabies vaccine with a current City of Toronto licence is $10. Licence fees at Chip Truck events are waived.
Chip Truck Dates & Locations
Clinic dates and locations for 2023 will be announced soon. Please check this webpage regularly for updates.
Microchip After Care Instructions
In order to insert the microchip, a small hole has been made with a needle in the skin over the shoulder blades.
- Be gentle when brushing or petting your animal for a few days as shoulder may be tender.
- If you see a drop of fresh blood and are you still in the vicinity of the Chip Truck, return to the truck and we will clean the area for you.
- If you have left the Chip Truck, hold a clean paper towel or cloth against the area for a few minutes until the bleeding stops.
- If you see dried blood on the skin or fur at home, leave the area alone so it can scab and heal.
- Avoid bathing your pet or swimming for three days after the microchip is implanted.
- You will receive microchip registration information in the mail from 24-Hour Pet Watch. Ensure all registered information is correct and register your emergency contacts.
- If you move, remember to keep all your contact information up-to-date with 24-hour Pet Watch.
- Ask your veterinarian to scan for the microchip at your pet’s annual appointment.
Rabies Vaccine Information
A veterinarian, licensed in Ontario, will be administering a rabies vaccine to your pet today. The vaccine is IMRAB3® 3TF and is a killed virus, effective for one year. The vaccine will be administered under the skin (subcutaneously) on the right hind leg. If your pet has been vaccinated within one year to date, please advise staff. The veterinarian will determine if a pet is eligible for revaccination today if the pet has previously received the vaccination within one year.
The possible side effects of the vaccine are listed below. You may remain at the location where your pet receives the rabies vaccine for 15 minutes following the injection to observe for these possible side effects:
- Facial swelling
- Difficulty breathing
- Lump at site of injection
- Loss of consciousness
If you believe your pet is having a reaction to the rabies vaccine, please contact your veterinarian immediately or take your pet to an emergency veterinary clinic right away. The following is a list of emergency veterinary clinics in Toronto. If you don’t live in Toronto, please find an emergency clinic near you.
- VEC (South): 920 Yonge Street – 416-920-2002
- Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital: 21 Rolark Drive – 416-247-3887
- Veterinary Hospital of West Toronto: 150 Norseman Street – 416-239-3453
- Central Toronto Veterinary Emergency Clinic: 1051 Eglinton Ave W – 416-784-4444
- Toronto Animal Health Partners: 1 Scarsdale Rd – 416-380-7400
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 416-338-PAWS (7297)