Microchipping – Only £14.99 With Registration!
As valued members of our family, when pets go missing it is a very distressing experience. Sadly, it is our experience that many lost pets are never reunited with their owners because they have no form of identification. Microchipping assists with the speedy recovery of lost or injured pets. As collars can be lost or removed, a microchip is a one-off investment which lasts a lifetime.
What is a microchip and what does it do?
A microchip is a small chip about the size of a grain of rice. It is injected under the skin between your pets’ shoulder blades. The chip is programmed with a unique number which can be detected by a microchip reader.
This number is linked to your personal contact details on a central data base. As a standard, veterinary centres, dog wardens, rescue centres and even the police are equipped with a microchip reader so if a pet is located it is automatically scanned.
It is very important to keep your pet’s microchip details up to date so that you can be contacted if your pet is found. So remember to let your chip provider know if you move house or change your telephone number.
If you would like your pet to be microchipped, please contact us to arrange an appointment with one of our veterinary surgeons or veterinary nurses. We can microchip your pet during a routine appointment or at the time of their annual health check or vaccinations.
Security for your pet at home
More recently, dog and cat flaps with built in microchip readers have increased in popularity. The chip ID code of one or multiple pets can be programmed into the flap allowing access for your pet and making unwanted visitors a thing of the past. Your home becomes a secure environment for your pet, leading to a happier, more relaxed animal.