Microchips provide a method of permanent identification for pets. The process of microchipping involves the insertion of a small microchip put through the pet’s skin usually at the neck between the shoulder blades via a needle cannula.

The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and contains a unique registration number. This unique number is held in a central database and is linked with all of your contact details – address, phone numbers and e-mail .

In the event that your pet becomes lost a scanner can be used to detect the presence of a chip and thus your separation can be minimised.

Scanners are used by all rescue centres police and vets. Registration is usually for the lifetime of your pet. It is very important to amend your details if your address or contact details change.

Microchips are compulsory in dogs and you could be fined if your dog is not chipped.

The microchip will stay under the skin for the rest of your pet’s life, so it is important to change your details with the Pet Log Centre if you move.

We can microchip all species – dogs, cats, reptiles, birds and small mammals on request at very competitive cost.

If you are interested in having your pet identichipped then please phone the Surgery on (01323) 442250 for an appointment to be made with a nurse.

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