Microchipping is a simple safe and quick procedure which can make all the difference in being reunited with your pet should they stray or go missing.
The microchip is the size of a grain of rice and the procedure, which is carried out by one of our nurses, takes only a few minutes and lasts a lifetime.
As of 6 April 2016, under the Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015 – it is compulsory for all dogs over the age of eight weeks to be fitted with microchips.
All dogs will need to be microchipped and registered with their keepers’ contact details. All keepers, including breeders, must keep these details up to date.
Once your pet is microchipped, you and your pet's details are stored in a microchip database along with the microchip's unique 15 digit code.
When a missing pet is found, an animal professional, for example a vet, nurse or dog warden, will scan the pet revealing the microchip's unique code.
They will contact the microchip database the animal is registered with whose staff will perform security checks before releasing your contact details to the animal professional - then you can be reunited with your pet.
If your pet should go missing, microchipping is a great way to ensure that the best efforts are made to reunite you with your pet, however it is only effective if you remember to keep your contact details up to date.
Please contact us for more details or to make an appointment.