Peace Of Mind
Being separated from your pet is a horrible thought; it’s not nice to imagine how you’d feel if your pet were lost or stolen. But what if there was a way to provide peace of mind should your pet ever find themselves anywhere other than by your side?
Microchipping is when a microchip the size of a grain of rice is inserted into the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. This procedure is quick, straightforward, and thanks to the skill and experience of our team at The Neighbourhood Vet, relatively painless.
After your pet has their microchip inserted, all of your contact details will be registered on a national computerised database called Pet Log. Your information will be stored under an identification code which will appear when your pet’s microchip is scanned.
The good news is that various locations hold microchip scanners today. These include all veterinary practices, dog wardens and the RSPCA. So should your pet need to be reunited with you for any reason, it’s likely it won’t take very long at all.
“We strongly recommend all pets are microchipped, including rabbits and ferrets. It only takes the gate being left unlocked for an adventurous animal to find him or herself somewhere unfamiliar.”
Amber Christie – Veterinary Surgeon