If your dog was ever to slip their collar, find a way out of your garden, be stolen or simply get lost on a walk – dog microchipping can help bring you back together.
The microchip is easily inserted under the skin on the scruff of the neck, just like an injection. It is approximately the size of a large grain of rice and lasts for life. It is a permanent ID system.
Each chip has a unique number to which yours and your pets’ details will be associated. These details are then stored on a national database. These details can be read by a portable scanner, which most vets, including Boundary vets , local authorities and rescue homes will have access too, ensuring your contact details can be obtained from the Central microchipping database. Once your dog has been scanned and identified by their microchip, a simple phone call can reunite you with your dog.
Sedation is not necessary for the implantation, the microchip is so small it cause minimal discomfort and can easily be done in a routine consultation.If you dont know if your pet already has a microchip, we can check for you, one of our team at Boundary vets can scan your pet and check for a working microchip. We would always check that your dog hasnt already got a microchip before another one is implanted.
Microchipping for dogs
It is now a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped , and all puppies must be vaccinated by 8 weeks of age before ownership is transferred from the breeder. You can be fined up to £500.00 if your dog is not microchipped. It is also worth noting that if you are planning on taking your dog abroad , they must be microchipped to gain a pet passport.
If your dog was found and taken to a veterinary practice, an animal charity centre or the dog warden etc they would all be able to read your pets chip, locate your details and happily reunite you both!
For more information ,or if you have any questions about dog microchipping, please speak to one of our friendly team members, who will be only to happy to help.