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Microchipping

Dog

Many animals get lost or are stolen every year so microchipping is the answer to ensuring your lost pet can find its way back home.

Microchipping is a very quick procedure and involves a chip about the size of a grain of rice being inserted by injection in the scruff of the animal’s neck. It is over in seconds and is no more painful than your pet’s annual injections. 

The unique microchip number is then registered on a national database. Any animal found straying will be scanned for a microchip by a vet, rescue centre, or local authority and will be traced straight back to you. It is important to ensure your details are kept up to date on the microchip if you move home or change your phone number.

Remember it is easy for your pet to lose a collar, but they can never lose a chip. 

Microchip

The law states that every dog in the UK must be microchipped.

It is also important to have your cats, rabbits, and small furries microchipped, just in case they get lost.

If your pet is not yet microchipped, contact your vet to book an appointment today. There will be a small charge for microchipping, but the price is worth the peace of mind, knowing that if your pet gets lost, they can easily be reunited with you.

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