Pets should have a microchip which enables them to be identified. This is so that if you become separated then you, their owner, can be traced and you can be re-united.
This involves a tiny microchip, the size of a grain of rice, being injected under their skin at the back of the neck by one of our vets in what is a very simple procedure. Each chip has a unique number which is stored on a central computer database. If your pet is found, his chip can be quickly read with a hand held scanner and the number checked against the national database.
This is now compulsory for all dogs in England and Wales. As well as a microchip your dog must also wear a collar and tag with your contact details on it.
Please speak with us if your pet doesn’t yet have a microchip so that we may help you be re-united in the nightmare scenario of them being lost.