We strongly recommend that all pets are microchipped, as it can make such a difference to identifying your pet if they ever become lost or stray from home.
Microchipping is a completely safe procedure that involves the insertion of a microchip approximately the size of a grain of rice under the skin on the pet’s back between their shoulder blades. Included on this microchip are the pet owner’s contact details, so if your pet ever becomes lost they can be scanned at any vet clinic, council pound or animal shelter and safely returned home to you.
However, microchips are only as good as the information contained within them. Unfortunately for many lost pets, the contact information contained on their chip is found to be out of date, diminishing the chances of a happy reunion.
So it is absolutely vital that you ensure your contact details are up-to-date on your local microchip register. You can check your details by entering your pet’s microchip number onto Central Animal Records, or speak with one of our team if you require further assistance. If you don’t know your pet’s microchip number, you can pop in to see us, so we can scan your pet, and check their microchip number.
We also recommend that your pet has an ID tag attached to their collar, as this can speed up the lost and found process.
Call our friendly veterinary staff today if you have any questions about microchipping your pet.