Microchipping gives your pet the best possible chance of being returned if they become lost. Plus microchipping for dogs is now compulsory (since 6 April 2016).
What is a microchip and how does it work?
A microchip is a small electronic device, that’s the same size as a grain of rice and encases a unique 15-digit code which directly links your information to your pet. The tiny microchip is inserted under the skin of your pet. The protective casing is specially designed so that the microchip won’t move around or cause a reaction to your pet’s skin and will last their whole lifetime. The microchip can be scanned, revealing the code which links to your contact details kept on a database.
Here at The Vet we have qualified nurses and vets who can implant microchips in the correct place between the shoulder blades of your pet. It is similar to getting an injection, with little or no pain experienced – most pets do not even feel it being implanted. It can be done at the same time as neutering or another procedure if you would prefer your pet to be under anaesthetic.