From April 2016 in England it will be a legal obligation for all dogs to be microchipped (March 2015 in Wales).
When a much-loved pet goes missing it can be devastating for the owners, but the availability of microchipping nowadays does improve the chances of being able to reunite lost animals with their owners.
Microchipping consists of a simple injection to implant a small microchip under the animal’s skin. Each is programmed with a unique identifying number which is recorded on a central database along with the owner’s contact details (always remember to update any change of address or phone numbers on the database) – so if a missing animal is brought in to a vet, the Police or an organisation such as the RSPCA, it can be scanned and the owner identified and contacted.
Wendover Heights offers discounted microchipping when it is combined with another procedure, for example, vaccinations or inpatient procedures – please ask your vet for details.
For more information or to book an appointment, please call us on 01296 623439.