Microchipping is placing a chip under the skin of your pet’s neck, which can then be read to identify your pet, should they be lost.
Local anaesthetic cleansing spray is applied to your pet’s neck, then the chip is injected under the skin of the neck with a needle. The chip is the size of a grain of rice and is loaded inside the needle. The microchipping only takes moments and is done in a normal appointment.
Any found pet bought to the vets, rescue centres or dog pound will be scanned, reading your pet’s microchip number. The database is then contacted and will give your details so you can be contacted and reunited with your pet. Had your pet been found after being stolen, the microchip would be evidence they belonged to you.
You must inform the database if your details change, otherwise it may not be possible to contact you should your pet be found.
Not microchipping your pet means if they were found, it might not be possible to contact you and reunite you with your pet. Microchipping is safe and lasts a lifetime so there is no reason not to.
Dogs must be microchipped by law, before eight weeks of age.
Joining the Healthy Pet Club means your pet can be microchipped with no charge.