Improving the Situation

Microchipping is a legal requirement for dogs. Since 2016 all puppies/dogs over the age of 8 weeks must be permanently identified by the placement of a microchip. They also should be legally identified by wearing a collar and tag.

Every year the Dog Wardens and RSPCA pick up thousands of lost pets and reuniting these pets with their owners can prove very difficult since many of them cannot be reliably identified. This is obviously very distressing for both pets and their owners.

This law does not apply to cats. The traditional collar and engraved tag can unfortunately become detached and lost, a far more reliable form of pet identification is a microchip implant which is a simple and permanent form of identification. A tiny microchip about the size of a grain of rice is quickly and easily inserted under the skin permanently identifying your pet. Implantation is no more stressful than a routine vaccination. Each microchip contains a unique ID Code. This code, together with details about your pet are held on a central computer.

Veterinary practices, the police and pet rescue organisations have special hand held scanners that can detect and read the information on the microchip, so that your pet can be identified and reunited with you without delay. It is always important that you keep this information up to date. It’s so sad when we have a lost pet brought in that has a chip, only to discover the details are out of date and we can not locate the owner!

Don’t take the chance – get your pet microchipped now and avoid the heart ache of pet loss. You can have your pet microchipped for as little as £22, not bad for a lifetime free of worry about finding your loved pet if they escape or get stolen.

Microchipping is not just for cats and dogs,we can chip rabbits, tortoises, birds etc

Call to book a microchip appointment today.

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