A Microchip is a small electronic chip, about the size of a grain of rice, which is implanted under the dogs skin and contains a unique number that can be read by a scanner.
What is Microchipping?
Microchipping is a quick and safe procedure and is now compulsory from April 2016. It is a legal requirement for ALL dogs to be microchipped and the owners contact details kept up to date.
Microchipping your pet gives them the best chance of being identified and returned to you if they become lost or stolen.
How it works
A tiny chip is quickly and simply inserted under the animal's skin. The chip contains a unique number no other animal will have. The owners contact details along with the animals details will be registered to this number and stored on the National Petlog database. When a missing pet is found, a vet, dog warden or a registered implanter (Gemma - Muddy 4 Paws) will scan the pet revealing the unique 15 digit code and contact the database to find out who the animal is registered to.
Thousands of pets are lost every year and sadly many are never reunited with their owners, microchipping can help change that.
Collars and name tags can get caught or removed, microchipping identifies your pet permanently and effctively.
It is important that your details are always up to date. If you move house or change your contact number you MUST inform the database you are registered with so they can update your records.
Please call Gemma on 01900815180 to book a microchipping appointment.