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Some helpful information

This is the preferred method of identification for most pets and the majority of rescue centres, Veterinary Surgeries, Police stations and dog-wardens are equipped with scanners to check animals that are brought in. We recommend it to all clients as it makes identifying lost animals far quicker and generally more successful. Please remember: if you move house or change your details, let the microchip company know so that if your pet is lost you can be reunited as soon as possible.

Microchipping involves us injecting a tiny microchip (about the size of a grain of rice) with an identification code unique to you and your pet. It is injected under the skin, in the same way that the vet regularly vaccinates against disease. It can be done at the same time as vaccination or when admitted for surgery (please make the receptionist aware of this when booking your appointment) or at any time with one of our Veterinary Nurses.

The Owner's Responsibility

In England, since 6th April 2016, all dogs need to be microchipped. Dog owners need to:

  • Have their dog microchipped on one of the authorised commercial databases
  • Register the details of any new owner before they sell or give the dog away
  • Keep their contact details up-to-date on the databases

Please contact us if your dog has not yet been microchipped.

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