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Microchips

We can microchip your animal for permanent identification.

Losing a pet is very distressing and a microchip is a way of vastly improving the chances of your pet returning home safely and quickly.

Having a chip installed is very quick and easy as the chip itself is tiny, about the size of a grain of rice and sits just under the skin between the shoulder blades.

It is just like having an injection, and although the needle is a litle larger we put some local anaesthetic cream on the skin in advance to minimise any discomfort.

When your pet is microchipped we register your chosen details with a central database. It is very important that you keep these details up to date.

From April 2016 there are new laws coming into effect to ensure all dogs are microchipped.

  • Your dog MUST be micro chipped and registered on a government compliant database by April 2016
  • All puppies born from April 2016 MUST be micro chipped and registered on a government compliant database by the time the puppy is 8 weeks old.
  • When you buy a puppy it is important that it is micro chipped and registered on a government compliant database from April 2016
  • Your database records MUST be kept up to date with any changes including address and phone number.
  • Make sure you choose an implanter who uses micro chips conforming to ISO standard 11784 an implemented British Standard.

If you would like to have your pet microchipped or have its details checked, please contact us.

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