From 1st April 2016 it will be law in the UK for all dogs to be microchipped and their owners to keep contact details up to date.

Microchip implants offer a far more reliable and permanent method of identifying your pets than the traditional collar and tag.

The chip can be placed quickly and easily, just like a routine injection, and remains invisible meaning it cannot be tampered with. We offer microchipping during a free consultation with a qualified nurse.

There are many benefits to Microchipping. Pets can be “chipped” at any age and the method used in most species; dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and even fish! For anyone thinking of taking their pet abroad it is also worth remembering that a microchip implant is the first step to securing a Pet Passport.

Each microchip carries a unique 15-digit code which identifies your pet on a secure database, where all its details and your contact details are registered. You must ensure that these details are updated if you change your address or telephone numbers. Vet practices, the police and pet rescue organisations have special scanners that can detect and “read” the information on the microchip. The database is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so you can be together again in no time at all.

For more information please see Microchipping and how it works