Did you know you can vastly improve your chances of being reunited with your beloved pet should they go missing, by getting them microchipped?
Forget searching for ‘pet microchipping near me’ – if you live in or around Blackpool and Preston, book an appointment at Rowan Vets to,
What is pet microchipping and why is it important?
Pet microchipping is a quick, simple, and low cost procedure. It involves a small microchip – about the size of a grain of rice – being inserted just under your pet’s skin. The sensation is similar to having a vaccination and the ‘chip’ is usually placed between their shoulder blades.
Microchips are designed to last for life and can be scanned using a specialist piece of equipment. The microchip scanner will reveal your pet’s unique microchip code, which is linked to your personal contact details on a national database.
A wide range of animal specialists can scan your pet’s microchip, including veterinary practices, dog wardens, and charities such as the RSPCA. Ensuring your stored information is kept up to date is extremely important to so that these organisations can contact you should your pet be brought into them.
Which pets should be microchipped
In April 2016, it became a legal requirement for dogs to be microchipped by the age of 8 weeks old, with fines of up to £500 for non-compliance. Microchipping is soon going to become compulsory for cats too.
With pet thefts still on the rise, microchipping rabbits and ferrets is highly recommended too.
For breeders who require litters to be microchipped and vaccinated before they go to their forever homes, we require the following in order to provide the service:
- Photographic identification.
- Proof of address to confirm breeder’s address.
- Proof of microchip (if already microchipped at the time of vaccination).
Failure to provide the necessary identification at the time of the appointment will mean we are unable to provide the service requested.
We will not provide a vaccination service to litters who are either not microchipped at the time of vaccination OR who will not be microchipped by us at the time of vaccination.