Pet Identification

pet-identificationIt is the responsibility of every pet owner to ensure that their pet carries a means of identification in the event of getting lost or straying. Microchipping your pet provides permanent identification for life. This should not be considered a substitute for a collar and tag which is a legal requirement. A microchip is  an additional means of identification, which of course your pet cannot lose!

A microchip is the first necessary step in getting your pet a passport for travel abroad.

The microchip is placed quickly and easily beneath the skin of the back of the neck, like a routine injection.

One of our nurses or vets can provide this service in a routine consultation.

Each microchip carries a unique code, which is registered with a national database, which will hold your contact details.

Veterinary practices, pet rescue organisations, the local council dog wardens and the police have special scanners used to detect the microchip code.

The database is contactable 24 hours day 365 days of the year.

It is essential that if your contact details change that you notify the national database immediately.