Microchipping is not only a quick and painless procedure, but will help your buddy find their way home if they’re ever lost!
What is a microchip?
Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and include all of your personal contact details. Your puppy’s microchip is inserted, reasonably painlessly, by a vet under the skin between the shoulder blades. Once inserted, your dog will be microchipped for life.
How much does it cost to microchip a puppy?
The cost of microchipping your pet may vary depending on which veterinary clinic you choose to visit, however the benefit of being able to be reunited with your pet is priceless.
How do microchips work?
Your puppy’s microchip contains all of your contact details and, as long as your details are on a microchip register (for instance, with your local council pet registration and a national database such as Central Animal Records), the microchip will help you reunite with your puppy if they’re ever lost.
For your details to be accessed, your puppy will need to be scanned with a hand-held microchip scanner at either a Vet clinic or shelter.
When the Vet microchips your pet, they will most likely recommend which national microchip database to register them to, and give you the paperwork to do this.
It’s essential that your pet’s microchip details are kept up to date. This relies on pet owners contacting their local council and the national pet register organisation to notify them of any changes to your contact details.
Engraved pet I.D tags
As well as microchipping your puppy, attaching an engraved I.D. tag to their collar will help enable a quick return of your pet without a visit to the vet or pound. Visit your local PETstock store for dog tag engraving!