Microchipping has become a routine procedure these days and is often carried out at the time of vaccination, but can be done at any time or age. A tiny chip (approximately the size of a grain of rice) is injected under the skin where it will remain and act as a ‘barcode’ for your pet’s identity. In the unfortunate event of your pet getting lost or stolen, or if they end up in a rescue shelter or a vet practice, they will be scanned with a microchip reader which will enable the organisation to identify you as their owner and reunite you with your pet.
Your pet’s microchip will be registered on a nationwide database allowing them to be reunited with you from anywhere in the country. It will soon become a legal requirement for all dogs to be micro-chipped, but in the meantime it is an invaluable resource for your pet’s safety.
Contact us today to book an appointment for your pet’s microchip!