Microchip Alert

by on April 3rd, 2013

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microchipping catDid you know that hundreds of pets go missing every day as a result of straying, theft or following an injury or accident. Sadly many pets are never reunited with their owners for one simple reason – they cannot be reliably identified. The compulsory mirochipping of dogs from 2016 is long overdue but why wait till then?

While collars and tags can get caught or removed, the good news is that you can permanently identify your pet with a microchip.

Microchipping takes just a few seconds, with a tiny implant only slightly bigger than a grain of rice. Like a normal injection, it is inserted under the skin at the back of the neck and, once there, lasts a lifetime. The chip contains a unique code that identifies the pet and the owner. These details, including your name, address and contact phone numbers are held on a central database.

microchip & rice grainsVeterinary practices, the police and animal charities have microchip scanners and routinely scan strays.

Should your pet go missing and be handed in as a stray, if they are microchipped, this will give you the best chance of them being reliably identified and returned to you. Do also remember that if you move house or change your phone number it is vital to update the central database!

So, don’t take any chances – make sure your pets are microchipped and give them the very best chance of being returned if they go missing!


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