Microchipping your pet is quick and straight forward and it can be done as early as the first vaccination – by law, all puppies must now be microchipped by the age of 8 weeks!
Microchipping is like giving an injection and implants a small chip, the size of a grain of rice under the skin. Sometimes the injection can be a little painful, but only for a few seconds!!
The microchip contains a unique barcode which is registered to you. If your pets were to become lost or stolen, the microchip can be scanned and your animal can then be brought home. Just remember to change your contact details with the microchip company if you ever move!
As of April 2016, microchipping your dog is compulsory by law!
Did you know we also microchip rabbits? We do get lost bunnies brought into the practice and unfortunately they are seldom microchipped, making it almost impossible to trace their owners.
It is just as important to microchip rabbits as with cats and dogs! If your bunny were to become lost or stolen, the microchip can be scanned and they can be reunited with you. Please contact the surgery to book your bunny in to be microchipped.
We have also microchipped a few tortoises too…
To arrange an appointment, please contact your local branch.