Pet microchipping in Claygate
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. If you’ve been searching for ‘pet microchipping near me’, you’ve come to the right place at Claygate Vets.
What is pet microchipping?
When pets are microchipped, a small microchip (about 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 special microchip scanner that will reveal your pet’s unique microchip code. This code is linked to your contact details on the national pet microchip database – it’s important to 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 United Kingdom. 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 also highly recommended.
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. Claygate Vets can help with your pet travel needs – learn more.