Pet microchipping in Daventry

Microchipping is a quick and simple procedure that gives you the best chance of being reunited with your dog or cat should they go missing.

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Compulsory microchipping

Microchipping Dogs

It is compulsory for dogs to be fitted with a microchip by the time they are 8 weeks old. You are responsible for keeping your dog’s microchip information up to date.

You should ask for proof a microchip has been fitted before buying a puppy or dog. You can ask to see any of the following as proof:

  • microchip certificate
  • vet records

You must make sure the microchip details are transferred into your name and kept up to date once you have bought a puppy or dog.

Cat microchipping is now compulsory and all cats over the age of 20 weeks must be microchipped by June 2024. We always strongly recommend the microchipping of all pet cats as a permanent method of identification. This is often the only way we are able to find owners of cats that have been brought to us after straying or being involved in an accident.

How do microchips work?

  • The microchips used by vets are about the size of a grain of rice. They contain a unique identity code. The chips can be implanted under the skin by a vet or a veterinary nurse in the same way that a vaccination is given. Pets do not need a sedative or anaesthetic to have a microchip implanted.
  • A microchip scanner is used to detect the microchip (quite like the way the barcodes are read at supermarket checkouts). The owner’s details, including contact phone numbers, are recorded on a secure database matching the microchip number of the pet. The database is accessible 24 hours a day.
  • The details of the scanned microchip are checked against the database and the registered owner of the pet can then be contacted.
  • Scanners are routinely used by veterinary surgeries, dog wardens and rescue organisations, such as the RSPCA, all over the country.

Pet microchipping can make all the difference when it comes to being reunited with them. Why not book an appointment to have your pet microchipped today?

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