Microchipping

Unforeseen circumstances may cause your beloved pet to go missing. Microchipping and registration of the microchip is by far the most effective way of being reunited as quickly as possible with your loved one should this unfortunate event occur.  

In addition, recent changes in legislation have made it a requirement that ALL cats and ALL dogs be microchipped. 

What are microchips?

Microchips are a Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID). They are approximately the size of a grain of rice and perfectly safe to use on your pets for identification purposes.

Where is the microchip placed?

The microchip is implanted with a sterile implantation device in the soft scruff of the neck. It is an extremely common and safe procedure. You must get your pet microchipped at an authorised implanter, usually your local veterinarian.

How does the microchip work?

Microchips allow information to be transmitted through radio waves, and have been used in many applications such as security, surveillance and the tracking of animals, vehicles and even artwork, for the past 30 years. A microchip transmits a stored, unique, identification number (against which you then register your details) and can also store other information about your pet.

The microchip is completely inert, meaning that it has no power source and it is not active until it passes under a microchip reader.