Microchip Identification

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When we bring a new dog into the family, we love and care for them the same way as all of the other members of the family and the love and fear we feel for them is no different. So if your dog was lost, strayed or worse still stolen, and your pet was not identified it would be very difficult to trace you and be returned.

There are different ways of identification such as collars and tags or tattooing. Unfortunately both of these methods have their drawbacks. Collars can become lost and tattooing is a painful process, which over time becomes illegible.

However a quick, simple, permanent process is now available, which is no more stressful, than a routine vaccination.

What is Micro chipping?

Micro chipping is an up to date electronic technology, which is a tiny microchip containing a unique 15 digit code. This code will be linked to your Pets details for life on a database. The database is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and it can identify your animal, the your name, address and telephone to ensure you and your dog can be reunited in the shortest time possible.

A special scanner is then used by a number of authorities to read the microchip, including:

  • Local authorities
  • Veterinary Surgeons
  • RSPCA
  • SSPCA
  • NCDL

How does it work?

Your dog will attend the Veterinary Surgery for the micro chipping implantation to take place the same way as you would for a normal vaccination.

The Microchip is injected under the loose skin at the back of the neck. It is usually no bigger than a grain of rice. We will then fill in all of your details and send it to the database for life.

For more information, please contact your Veterinary Surgery for advice.

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