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MICROCHIP PET IDENTIFICATION

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It is important to microchip your pet. Microchip’s are a great way to make sure that your pet finds their way back to you if they ever go missing.

How does microchipping work?

Your pet can receive their microchip whilst awake or sedated. It works by injecting a small chip under the skin at the back of the neck. This chip is about the size of a grain of rice- so very tiny! The microchip can be detected by waving a microchip scanner in-between their shoulder blades. Your pets very own unique number will pop up. This number will be registered with your details. If your pet ever goes missing, they can be returned to you. 

How will someone know if my pet is microchipped?

If your pet every goes missing and is picked up, they may take them to a variety of different places. For example, their local vet clinic or the pound. Luckily, if an animal is ever brought into one of these places the first step would be for them to scan for a microchip. When your pet gets microchipped they should also be given a physical tag that says ‘I’m microchipped’ which is another sure way to make sure your pet gets home. 

Do you recommend microchipping? 

Yes! We highly recommend that you microchip your pet, alongside attaching an ID tag and a collar to your pet. This gives your pet has a great chance of finding their way back to you. If a pet has these identifiers, there is a high change they will get back to you faster than if they didn’t have them.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet.