We strongly recommend that all pets are microchipped – it’s an extremely effective procedure that ensures your pet can be identified 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year and it will become a legal requirement for dogs from 2016.
It means that if your pet gets lost or escapes, they can be found and returned to you as quickly as possible.
How Does Microchipping Work?
One of our veterinary team will insert the microchip, which is only the size of a grain of rice, in the loose skin at the back of your pet’s neck.
Microchips aren’t GPS tracking devices, but a tracer that contains a unique code registered with the national database. This database contains all of your contact details. It is very important to keep the database up to date with your contact numbers and address. You can do this on line at www.petlog.org.uk. We see an increasing number of pets unable to be reunited with their owners because their details are not correct at the database.
The RSPCA and many other animal welfare societies, as well as local authorities and veterinary practices, can scan for microchips. Once identified, any rescued pet can be returned to you as promptly as possible.
We also offer a reduced rate on microchipping a pet that is already being put under general anaesthetic.
To book an appointment for microchipping, please call our reception team.