Microchipping

For pet owners a lost or missing pet can be the cause of much worry and heartache, and with thousands of pets becoming lost every year it is not surprising that more and more owners are choosing to have their pet’s microchipped.Let’s Talk Paws offers a professional microchipping service for dogs, cats and small furries such as rabbits and ferrets.

All microchipping is carried out by a veterinary trained, fully qualified microchip implanter in your own home. This means your pet can be chipped in a familiar environment and does not need to be transported, which in turn allows your pet to feel relaxed and helps to minimise stress levels.

What is a pet microchip?

A microchip is a small capsule that is approximately the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is made of an inert material which prevents your pet’s body from rejecting the chip and carries a unique number which becomes your pet’s very own identification number.

How is the microchip implanted?

Microchipping is a quick and painless procedure and pets should not experience any more discomfort from a microchip implant than experienced during a standard vaccination.

The microchip is implanted in a fatty area between your pet’s shoulder blades using a specially designed pre-packed sterile needle. This needle already contains the microchip, meaning that it is larger than a conventional needle used during vaccinations. However, the design of the needle allows it to enter the skin easily with very little discomfort.

Why should I microchip my pet?

Thousands of pets are lost every year, with many of these pets failing to ever be reunited with their owners, meaning they often find themselves in rescue centres looking for new homes. Microchipping gives your pet the best opportunity of being identified and returned to you in the quickest possible time if ever lost or stolen. Animal organisations also recognise microchipping as the preferred method of permanent identification in pets.

If you are considering travelling abroad with your pet it is also extremely important you get your pet microchipped as the government stipulates that any dog or cat travelling abroad and re-entering the UK must be microchipped in order to be eligible for the government’s pet passport scheme.

In addition to the above, microchipping of all dogs is soon to be a legal requirement; with the government announcing that all dogs must be microchipped by 2016.

Rates:

£14 per pet.

Once chipped pets are registered on the Petlog Database for life.

For more information about microchipping or to book please contact us:

Tel: 07765845647 or Click To Email