What is Microchipping?

Microchipping is a simple, safe and quick procedure - one that can make all the difference in being reunited with your pet should they stray or go missing.

The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted by vaccination into the fatty muscle between your pets shoulder blades.  Carried out by a vet or trained microchip implanter, takes only a few minutes but lasts a lifetime.  After then it is your responsibility to ensure your details  are always kept up-to-date.

How does a microchip help to reunite a lost pet with their keeper?

Once your pet is microchipped, you and your pet's details are stored in a microchip database along with the microchip's unique 15 digit code.


When a missing pet is found, a vet or dog warden will scan the pet revealing the microchip's unique 15 digit code.  They will then contact the microchip database your pet is recorded with will give your contact details to the animal professional .  You will then be contacted so that your pet can be reunited with you.

Compulsory Microchipping for Dogs

It is a legal requirement for ALL dogs to be microchipped by 8 weeks of age and their keeper's contact details be kept up-to-date.

Need your Pet Microchipping?

Our carer is fully qualified to microchip both cats and dogs, having trained at the College of Animal Welfare, Cambridgeshire.  Please contact us to book your appointment.  To minimise the stress to your pet, we offer this service at your home.