The importance of microchipping your pet

Recently we have had a few stray animals find their way to our clinic who haven't been microchipped. If your pet goes missing and is brought into the clinic the first thing we do is check them for a microchip.

Some animal’s microchips can migrate so we always make sure we check all over in case it’s in a funny spot like their leg. Unfortunately, some stray animals do come to us without a microchip, in this case we send them to the appropriate facility where they will be held for a few weeks until the owner comes forward, otherwise they are rehomed to a new owner.

It's a good idea to check that your pets microchip details are up to date, so that if they do have a microchip we can contact you and let you know that they're with us as the clinic. A microchip is the size of a grain of rice and is inserted into the back of the neck between the shoulder blades. At the clinic we have a microchip scanner which scans the number of the microchip, this number can then be entered into the microchip database to view the owner’s details and contact them if the animal is lost.

Contact us if you'd like to make an appointment to get your pet microchipped or to find out how you can change your pets microchip details. Don't forget to ask our friendly staff about how you can get a free microchip with our Best for Pet program