Microchipping

Every year, more than 6,000 pets go missing. Here’s how to make sure yours comes back. Please note that from April 2016, it is now a legal obligation for all dogs to be microchipped!!

There’s no guarantee that a collar and tag will stay with your pet, but there are no such worries with the microchip. The Microchip is a tiny electronic chip (the size of a grain of rice) which is injected into your pet as simply and quickly as any other injection. Then if your pet goes missing it’s as if it has its own barcode.

Stray pets are routinely scanned for the microchip by vets, rescue kennels, stray dog homes etc – there are over 4000 scanners in the UK. This brings up the computer record with your details, and in moments the pet’s owner and details will be known.

The microchip implant is an extremely reliable means of identification and as a result, we would recommend that all pets are micro chipped.