Pet microchipping in Teddington
Pet microchipping is a quick and simple procedure that can vastly improve your chances of being reunited with your beloved pet should they go missing. There’s no need to search for ‘pet microchipping near me’ – if you live in or near Teddington, book a pet microchipping appointment at Alpha Vets!
What is pet microchipping?
When a pet is microchipped, a small microchip (the size of a grain of rice) is inserted just under their skin between the shoulder blades. The sensation is similar to having a vaccination.
Microchips are designed to last for life and not be removed. They can be scanned using a specialist piece of equipment that will reveal your pet’s unique microchip code. This code is linked with your contact details on the national pet microchip database – so you should always keep this information up to date.
A wide range of animal specialists can scan your pet’s microchip, including veterinary practices like us, dog wardens and charities such as the RSPCA.
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From 1st April 2016, microchipping dogs became a legal requirement in the UK. Cat microchipping is also now compulsory in England, with all cats over 20 weeks old needing a microchip implanted by the 20th June 2024.
With pet thefts on the rise, microchipping rabbits and ferrets is highly recommended too.
Avoid a fine and give your pet the best chance of being reunited with you should the unthinkable happen. Book a microchip appointment today.
Microchipping for pet travel
Microchipping is compulsory for pets travelling abroad. Alpha Vets can help with your pet travel needs – learn more.