Northdale Veterinary Practice
This is the preferred method of identification for most pets and the majority of rescue centers, Veterinary Surgeries, Police stations and dog-wardens are equipped with scanners to check animals that are brought in. We recommend it to all our clients as it enables identification of lost animals to be done a lot more quickly and successfully. Please remember that if you move house or change your details to let the microchip company know so that if your pet is lost you can be reunited as soon as possible.
Microchipping involves us injecting a tiny microchip (about the size of a grain of rice) with an identification code unique to you and your pet. It is injected under the skin, in the same way that the vet regularly vaccinates against disease. It can be done at the same time as vaccination or when admitted for surgery (please make the receptionist aware of this when booking your appointment) or at any time with one of our Veterinary Nurses.
Responsability of the dog owner:
In England, all dogs will need to be microchipped from 6 April 2016. Dog owners will need to:
Have their dog microchipped on one of the authorised commercial databases
Register the details of any new owner before they sell or give the dog away
Keep their contact details up-to-date on the databases
Please contact us if your pet hasn't been microchipped yet.