image of dog being scanned for a microchip

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. You may be wondering how it works. The Doctor will inject a small chip under the skin of you pet, at the back of the neck. This chip is about the size of a grain of rice- so very tiny! A scanner is waved in-between their shoulder blades to locate the microchip. Then your pets very own unique number will pop up. The vet clinic will register your details to your pets unique microchip number. Then, if your pet ever goes missing, they can find their way back home.

How will someone know if my pet is microchipped?

If your pet every goes missing they will be taken to a variety of different places. For example, a 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 chip. In addition, you pet will have a physical tag that says ‘I’m microchipped’ which is another sure way to make sure your pet gets home.

Do you recommend microchipping? 

Definitely, yes! We highly recommend that you microchip your pet, alongside attaching an ID tag and a collar to your pet. If your pet has a microchip it gives them a great chance of finding their way back to you. This is because 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.