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Microchipping

What is microchipping 

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

The microchip is the size of a grain of rice, and the procedure which can be carried out by one of our vets or nurses takes only a few minutes and lasts a lifetime. It is similar to getting an injection and the microchip is normally implanted under the pet’s skin between the shoulder blades using a needle and special syringe. 

Is microchipping compulsory? 

Yes, compulsory microchipping in Scotland was introduced in April 2016. If we can help with microchipping please get in touch.

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

When your pet is microchipped, you and your pet’s details are stored in a microchip database along with the microchip’s unique fifteen digit code. 

When a missing pet is found, an animal professional such as a vet or a dog warden will scan the pet to check the microchip’s unique number. They will then contact the microchip database your pet is registered with and speak with the client care team. After security checks have been done, your details will be released to the animal professional so that your pet can be reunited with you. 

Can I change my address and contact details? 

Yes they can be changed with the database holder for a small fee.